Wild Edibles class and walk Sunday February 24th 1:00 -3:00 pm

  • February 24, 2013 · 1:00 PM
  • Rabbit Hole Hollow

Yes, there are plants for foraging here in Nashville in February!  The forecast for Sunday is mostly sunny, high of 53.  It is cooler out here than in the city, so bring more warm clothing than you would need to in town.

This is an introductory level class on my rustic land. Many of the plants here are ones commonly found in Nashville lawns and unmown areas, thickets and woods.  It is a great start to plant studies! We will speak briefly about several books I find very helpful and my copies will be on display for you to get titles from.  We will talk about each plant's usefulness .  We will see what is edible in lawn, meadows, and forest/thicket edges.  We  may look around in the woods a bit too depending on what my preclass scouting trip reveals is of interest in the woods. It is early in the year!)

Bring a way to record images, plant names and other notes. After the walk, I will mail attendees a list of the plants we find with their common and botanical names, to aid you in your studies. Seeing the plant on the ground is way different than seeing it in a book or the Internet. Once you know it on the ground, other information about the plant will be easier to organize in your mind.

This class is $10 per person (no charge for young people under 15 years old).

Be sure you sign in when you arrive so I know to send you the list of plants we see.



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  • Cindy

    Lots to look at in February!

    February 24, 2013

  • Susan S.

    Yes, very informative, and a really lovely day for it. I'll go again too, to see the progression of new growth as we get into Spring. Thanks Cindy! See you soon.

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very nice. We got to meet each other - about 15 of us, I think - and met a bunch of plants waking up to spring. Cindy gave an hour-long lecture before our walk that included herbal healing, books about plant identification and how eating from the land is a life experience different than pulling open the refrigerator. We ended up knee deep in garlic! I plan to go again to follow the plants as they grow and flower and seed. Interesting salad life and the classmates are nice, too.

    February 24, 2013

  • Linda

    Cindy is very knowledgeable. She informed us of a lot of resources for further studies. I really enjoyed it.

    February 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Cindy, I see 27 attending. Will the group be too large if I attend with my brother-in-law? BTW, I'm a newbie to Meetup and to weed-eating!

    February 24, 2013

    • Cindy

      All those who RSVP NEVER all show up. Come if you wish to today. I do private walks on my place for $40 minimum. There will be other classes too. There is so much to learn, you could just come on ahead and get started.

      February 24, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Thanks, Cindy, I think I can get there in time ... :-) M

      February 24, 2013

  • Karen

    Sorry to cancel at last minute, I hope to attend the next one!

    February 24, 2013

  • KaraBear

    My children are 9 and 4. Assuming kids are welcome!

    February 23, 2013

    • Cindy

      Sure, be careful that the 4 year old understands to not put plants in mouth unless a parent is there. Kids under 15 are free.

      February 23, 2013

    • KaraBear

      Thank you, Cindy. Unfortunately, I have to cancel because I didn't realize my son has to be at the library tomorrow to pick up a Lego contest submission during the weed walk time. I'll be on the lookout for future scheduled walks, and may even contact you to arrange a walk for our homeschool group.

      February 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Greetings to all, I'm really excited to join in this weekend! I am working with an herbal group and we are studying Cleavers, Rosemary, Violets, and Willow at the moment. If we can be on the lookout any of those herbs, it would be wonderful. I'm excited to meet all kinds of new plants, though!

    Best wishes,
    Molly

    February 20, 2013

    • Cindy

      I have some rosemary I planted you will see. I bet you can identify it without my pointing it out. No willow here, Cleavers are just getting started. Might be some violets. There are lots of other plants though. I am thrilled to hear you are already studying!

      1 · February 20, 2013

  • kim

    I want to come to this and bring my husband and son but we really can't afford $30 is there any way we could get a family rate? Or do some work for you in return? My hubby is quite the handy man. thanks
    kim

    February 20, 2013

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