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Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Central California Coast: 6-month Spring/Summer Classroom and Field Study Program

Saturday | April 12, 2014 — Sunday | September 07, 2014

Various Locations along California’s Central Coast | CA

The Central California coast (between Mendocino & Monterey Counties) is a region of much geographic, climatic, and floristic diversity. Traveling east from the Pacific Ocean to the rugged 7,000’+ peaks of the Inner Coast Ranges one can witness a great variety of different plant communities, including: coastal strand, coastal scrub, salt/freshwater marshes, coastal prairie, redwood forest, mixed evergreen forest, riparian woodland, chaparral, valley grassland, oak woodland, subalpine forest, and others. Similarly, a north-south exploration of the region reveals a dramatic botanical transition as well, with moisture dependent northern species giving way to the more drought tolerant species to the south. With that said it is no wonder the central coast is home to literally Thousands of noteworthy edible/medicinal plants!

Join us on this journey of discovery as we follow the plants through the spring/summer seasons while learning about their many historical and contemporary uses. Class will meet one weekend per month for a total of 6 months. The May and July classes will be extended to 2.5 day sessions (Friday afternoon-Sunday evening) and will take place in both the North-Central Coast and South-Central Coast regions (details listed on Facebook event page).

Session Dates

Session 1: April 12-13
Session 2: May 9-11 (Extended Session)
Session 3: June 7-8
Session 4: July 11-13 (Extended Session)
Session 5: August 9-10
Session 6: September 6-7

Camping Info: We’ll be car-camping mainly at primitive campsites, so typically no running water, showers, flush toilets, picnic tables, OR fees 🙂 No serious backpacking gear is necessary.

To register, or for additional information, contact Tellur Fenner by Email (preferred), Website:, Phone, or Facebook page. Full event details available on Facebook page.

Pre-registration is necessary to hold your space. We recommend that you register as early as possible, as many classes fill up in advance.

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Cost: $7 - $995
Event Phone: 510-290-6841
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Please contact organizer for wheelchair accessibility information.

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