June 23, 2013 · 9:30 AM
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This location is tentative and subject to change but will still most likely be in the Sandias. To save costs on parking we will meet at the elementary school and carpool to one of the picnic areas just up the road. We will leave the parking lot promptly at 9:30 and head up towards Sandia crest.
My intention for this class is to exposure you to a number of different plants and help you recognize the ones that want to get to know you better. We'll look at different types of plant communities and discuss some permaculture principals and how they apply to plants growing in the wild.
The class will be approximately 2 hours but I would plan for it to go longer just in case. We will be covering 20+ different plants so bring a notebook and pen and a camera if you want to photograph the plants in their natural setting. If you have a good plant identification book bring it along. We will talk about different resources for learning how to recognize plants in the area. Also be prepared for the weather, bring appropriate clothing, water, ..etc..
On the day of the class we will be hiking a short ways into the woods to locate the plants. Please be on time..which means..at least 10 minutes before the class starts! Once we leave the parking area you will probably not be able to find us and cell phone reception is unreliable on the mountain.