Workshop: Edible and Medicinal Weeds of the Bay Area, Tomorrow, 2/17/13

Non-native invasive plant species are the bane to many gardeners and landscapers, but not to those who know how to use them. Many so called “weeds” are actually quite useful as wild foods or medicines. Because they thrive on disturbed soils, these plants can be found in great abundance in and around the cities of the San Francisco Bay Area. Their harvest and use makes practical sense and can help to preserve our native plant communities at the same time as restoring and preserving our own health! Come join us as we learn how to use these urban renegades. This interactive workshop includes a slideshow, a large selection of live plant samples, edible and medicinal plant tasting, and plant identification lessons. The class is tomorrow, Sunday, Feb 17th, 10 AM – 4 PM, and will be led by expert teacher Tellur Fenner. Cost is $40, or $35 for Ecology Center members, and pre-registration is required. Click here for more details and to sign up. UPDATE: This workshop is full! You can still be added to the waitlist (no guarantees) or check out Tellur Fenner’s Facebook page, where he posts other upcoming classes and resources.

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