Field Studies in Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Vermont;
Melanie Putz Brotz, RD
Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants of Vermont; Melanie Brotz, RD ® 180 Jefferson Drive, Menlo Park, CA 94025
The Burlington area offers a rich abundance of delicious and nutritious "weeds", many of which are wonderful healing herbs. Vermont is also host to many non-native, invasive plant species, and some of them happen to be excellent culinary vegetables and herbs as well.
Take Eating Locally to new heights - learn to nourish yourself with what you can find in your own backyard, local parks, fields, woodlands, vacant lots, and (with permission) local farm areas. Find out about the weeds that you pull out of your garden that are as good to eat, or better, than the plants you are carefully tending.
Melanie will create personalized workshops for your group, including plant identification walks in local natural areas, hands-on preparing and sampling of wild plant dishes, identifying indigenous and invasive plant species, ethical and environmentally sound practices, wilderness first-aid, identifying toxic or poisonous plants, learning about harvesting, drying, and preserving plants, preparing medicinal tinctures, and more.
"We shall not cease from exploration; and the end of all our exploring shall be to arrive where we started and know the place for the first time." TS Eliot
We have several Spring 2014 workshops scheduled:
Tues., April 22nd (Earth Day)
"Wild Winooski" plant walk
Meet at 5:45 at Purple Shutter Herbs
Sun., April 27th
Spring Greens and Culinary Weeds
1:00 - 3:00 at Red Wagon Plants
Sat., May 3rd
Wild Edibles Walk in the Intervale sponsored by City Market Co-op 12:30 - 2:00 pm
See calendar page for more classes
"You can move through life seeing nothing as a miracle, or seeing everything as a miracle."