"EAT THE WEEDS" Wild Foods Workshop With Stephen Nix

  • November 16, 2013 · 9:00 AM
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Event: "EAT THE WEEDS" Wild Foods Workshop With Stephen Nix

Date & time: Saturday, Nov. 16th from 9AM - Noon
Location: golden valley charter school Upper Grades Garden- Orangevale

Please note: Anyone wishing to attend this workshop should RSVP by sending an email to [masked]
also rsvp here on meetup so I have a head count- space is limited
Most people in our culture walk through life like tourists seeing only "tree" or "weed". Take a step towards becoming closer to nature by learning to truly see some of the wild plants in our area and learn of their uses for food, utility, and medicine. Stephen Nix likes plants a lot and would enjoy sharing his knowledge with you

Join us for an "EAT THE WEEDS" workshop. We will explore wild plants and weeds in our garden, then we will hike down one of our local nature trails to engage in an interactive learning experience with our local wild food population.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I joined your group! I'm glad it was enjoyed. Here are the things I forgot that I wanted to mention. I mentioned 3 characteristics of oaks but forgot fourth...it is that Oaks have a long life...some up to around 600 years! The other thing is about the mystery nightshade in the garden. What really was throwing me was that it was crazy hairy and seemed to lack the ridges that are generally so prevalent on Solanum nigrum. It seemed more round like a tomato plant growing perhaps as a volunteer in a garden used to grow tomatoes! Though it didn't smell tomato plant like at all. There is such a thing as white flowered tomato flowers though they are not common. While I don't have the specimen in hand now to confirm it...it appears it was in reality Solanum physalifolium or "Hairy Nightshade" which would be a new one for me! The books I mentioned were "From dirt to plate" by John Kallas. Either of Samuel Thayers books. "Botany in a day". Some of my stuff selfrelianceschool.com

    1 · November 16, 2013

    • Janet K.

      Thank you for a great talk and walk! I learned a ton and I know my son had a good time too (albiet a hard time adjusting to leaving and opting out of the trecherous part of the hike.) Thank you for posting the books and updates! Take care.

      November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thanks for the update, Stephen.

    November 16, 2013

  • Donna

    Great! I learned a lot!

    November 16, 2013

  • Allyson

    Great

    November 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    A morning full of interesting information, Thank you Stephen! Is there a list of recommended books? I was not able to copy down the titles of those books on the table.

    November 16, 2013

  • Jeanene U.

    I really enjoyed everything Stephen Nix had to share, especially the tree information. He really make botanicals come alive. I would like to learn more from him.

    November 16, 2013

  • Joel C.

    4am the night before and I'm just getting off from work. Doesn't look like I'll make it. Sucks.

    November 16, 2013

  • Joel C.

    Looking forward to this.

    1 · November 2, 2013

  • Cindy M.

    I already confirmed on site, but need to email. Would I be able to bring my daughter also? Thank you

    November 12, 2013

    • Edward R.

      I have not walked the trail and am not sure how old your daughter is but should be fine

      November 15, 2013

  • Kelley S.

    Would anyone mind giving me a ride who lives in the downtown Sacramento area? Thanks. -Kelley

    November 12, 2013

    • Emily F.

      I can give you a ride, I live in midtown. Where would you like to be picked up? I can pick you up at 8:30 am. My number is[masked] and my name is Emily. Text me if you are interested.

      November 13, 2013

  • Annaliese Marie A.

    I've been told that foraging is illegal by my horticulture teacher is there any truth to that?

    November 10, 2013

  • Janet K.

    Hello all, does anyone know if the nature-trail walk is umbrella-stroller friendly? I am trying to only bring my older kids with me, but just in case I end up needing to bring the 2 year old I would like to know if we can still make the walk or if it is too hard for kids, and/or strollers etc. Thanks!

    my older kids are 7 and 4, just FYI, I think they can handle it. the 4 year old has walked Effie Yaw Nature center with me for a few hours before.

    November 6, 2013

    • Edward R.

      Hi Janet- I have not walked the trail so I am not sure. The first part of the talk will be in the garden at the school and then the walk. So if it is to difficult there is the option of just attending the first part.

      1 · November 6, 2013

    • Janet K.

      I was just thinking that Edward, thank you!

      November 6, 2013

  • Joel C.

    One question. The email I received says it starts at 9am and when I RSVP'ed it said the meet up starts at 10am. Which is it?

    November 2, 2013

    • Joel C.

      Ouch. Ok. I work nights but I'll still make it. I guess that's what coffee is for.

      November 5, 2013

    • Edward R.

      :-) Sometimes before I go on early walks I have trouble rolling out of bed, but once there I often think- What a great way to spend a morning. Look forward to seeing you

      1 · November 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I RSVPed here and sent an email. Thanks

    November 4, 2013

  • Dan K

    Is there a cost to attend this workshop?

    November 3, 2013

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