Instructor: Patricia Armstrong
Dig deeper into Edible Wild Plants through our certificate program.
Discover edible wild plants each season to observe the full plant cycle, when and what part of the plant to harvest and eat, and which plants to look for in each season. You will learn to identify over 100 species of edible wild plants from handling actual specimens and from seeing them growing in their natural environments. Learn recipes that use wild plants to make tasty food.
The Edible Wild Plants certificate Program will be taught both in a classroom and through site visits to various public and private locations to provide a thorough experience of the plants. To earn your certificate, you are required to take all four courses and pass four seasonal exams (using your notes and books) to demonstrate that you can identify edible (and poisonous) wild plants successfully. These classes will be offered each year, so if you miss one, you can take it the following year. Certificate courses are open to everyone, whether or not you’re pursuing the certificate.
All classes will be hosted on Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm with field trips on a Tuesday, Saturday or Sunday.
THE FALL CLASS, Sup on Shrubs, will meet 3 Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm at the Clow House (Sept 10, 24, Oct 8) plus one field trip on Sunday, October 6th from 3-5 pm, and will concentrate on edible berries and teas in the heath, rose and honeysuckle families. Click here to register for this class only. ($150 each course or $499 for all 4)
THE WINTER CLASS, Eat the Trees, will meet 3 Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm at the Clow House (Jan 21, 28 and Feb 4) and one field trip on Saturday, January 25 from 1-3 pm, and will concentrate on edible trees such as the pines, oaks and walnuts.
THE SPRING CLASS, Graze on Greens, will meet 3 Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm at the Clow House (May 6, 27, June 3) and includes two field trips, on May 13 (7-9 pm) and May 20 (7-9 pm) and will concentrate on edible greens such as mustard, lily and carrot families.
THE SUMMER CLASS Feast on Flowers (2013), will meet 3 Tuesday evenings from 7-10 pm at the Clow House (June 18; July 2, 16), and includes two field trips on June 25 (7-9 pm) and July 9 (7-9 pm) and will concentrate on edible flowers in the mint, rose and legume families.
Cost for Certificate Program or to take all four courses is $499. Save $41 when you register for the certificate program over registering for each course individually.
$150 per individual course.
REGISTER at THE RESILIENCY INSTITUTE. Paypal accepted with online registration only. Cash and checks are accepted by mail or in person. Mail to The Resiliency Institute, 10S404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565.