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EDIBLE AND MEDICINAL “WEEDS” OF THE BAY AREA

Date:
Sunday, June 06, 2010
Time:
10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Event Type:
Class/Workshop
Organizer/Author:
Tellur Fenner
Email:
Phone:
510-428-1810
Location Details:
Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic, 823 32nd Street, Apt. B, Oakland, CA

Non-native invasive plant species are the bane to many gardeners, landscapers, and other such plant enthusiasts...but not to those who know better! In fact, many so called “weeds” are actually quite useful as either wild foods or medicines. Because they thrive on disturbed soils, these plants abound in areas of high population density and can be found in great abundance in and around the cities of the Bay Area. Due to their damaging effects on native plant habitats, their harvest and use makes practical sense and should always be encouraged over the use of our own native species. In this way, we help to restore and preserve our native plant communities at the same time as restoring and preserving our own health! Come join us as we learn how to better utilize these vilified urban renegades that are so often needlessly wasted. This class includes a lecture/slideshow, a large selection of live plant samples, edible/medicinal plant tasting, and a tour of a nearby urban garden in West Oakland.

Date: June 6, 10am-5pm

Location: Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic, 823 32nd Street, Oakland, CA

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 11:20PM
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