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MEDICINAL PLANTS OF THE BAY AREA: A BIOREGIONAL EXPLORATION

Date:
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Time:
10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Tellur Fenner
Email:
Phone:
510-428-1810
Location Details:
Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve

From the mist shrouded sea cliffs to the sun-baked arid expanse of its eastern most regions, the San Francisco Bay area provides us with a chance to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Join us as we discover together the diverse array of medicinal plants found growing within these contrasting yet closely interconnected micro-climates. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any utilitarian potential. Tips on basic plant identification will be offered, with an emphasis on how to differentiate poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts. Plant family characteristics will be discussed as well.

-SPRING SESSION-

As the rains begin to recede and the days lengthen, we are reminded that spring has arrived. All around, lush carpets of green span the horizon as many plants begin their annual ascent towards the sun. Come celebrate the bountiful Bay Area springtime while learning about the many plants of the season, such as: Baneberry, Balsam Root, Oregon Grape, Seep Willow, Dandelion, Chickweed, Bleeding Heart, Bayberry, Mullein, and more!

San Bruno Mountain State Park (near South S.F) April 11. 10am-4pm.
Directions link: http://www.parks.ca.gov/?page_id=518
Meet at Summit Loop Trailhead off Radio Road. ($5 parking fee)

Black Diamond Mines Regional Preserve (near Antioch,CA) April 25. 10am-4pm.
Directions link: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/black_diamond
Meet at parking area at the end of Somersville Rd. ($5 parking fee)

Montara Mountain (San Pedro County Park, near Pacifica,CA) May 1. 10am-4pm.
Directions link: http://plants.montara.com/spvcp.html
Meet on the street just outside the park entrance. (Free parking!)

Sunol Regional Park (near Fremont,CA) May 8. 10am-5pm.
Directions link: http://www.ebparks.org/parks/sunol
Meet at the large parking lot on your right just after the Interpretive Center, near the horse corral. ($5 parking fee)

San Francisco Presidio (Coastal Trail) June 13. 10am-4pm.
Directions/map: http://www.nps.gov/prsf/index.htm
Meet on Lincoln Blvd. where it intersects with the Coastal Trail.

Instructor: Tellur Fenner

Registration:
Phone: 510-428-1810 Email: bluewindbmc [at] gmail.com

Website: http://www.bluewindbmc.com
Added to the calendar on Wed, Mar 24, 2010 10:58PM
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