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Postponed: Forest&Forest Margin Plant year long cycle study - 18 class meetings

  • Rabbit Hole Hollow

    5155 Drakes Branch Rd., Nashville, TN (map)

    36.239172 -86.850819

  • No date is set. This announcement is being used to assess interest. RSVP shows interest, not commitment at this time.( i had to set a date to make Meetup send this out) My house burned without insurance (turned down for it due to fire hydrant 1 mile away). We are making progress getting our house back, but is SLOW. Raising money, designing the house, having to be contractor to save money. Thanks for you patience.

    I will schedule a meeting for those interested in attending to help shape this class towards your learning style or other needs.

    Here is the proposed class:

    Purpose: Learn to identify plants in various life cycle stages. Many plants are good eating when they first emerge. However, watching for the mature flowering plant may be the only way to establish identification, and then mark the spot for the following spring. This class can cover all kinds of uses for plants in addition to food and medicine. Purchase of plant books is a class requirement. Tapping trees for sap for drinking and syrup making can be included.

    Students need access to woodlands at least at least an acre of typical Tennessee trees.
    (not the tiny woodlots in suburbs. They are not large enough for the plant diversity we want to study) You need to be able to mark areas where you are studying plants with flags or taped borders so you can return every few weeks and document changes in plant appearance. Hopefully students with woods can make their wooded area available for other class members who live reasonably close by.

    Class meetings happen every two weeks where identification is confirmed and plant info and experience are shared. $cost $25/class for 18 sessions. ($450 for one year). Barter/cash or barter arrangements may be possible. Aim for 16 students.

    Please comment. Please RSVP if interested. As a group we can set meeting times, which books to use and other ideas to make this a terrific experience!

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  • Cindy M.

    So Sorry folks. No this class isn't happening yet. We are physically working on the house though. (as opposed to working it out on paper)

    October 10

  • trent

    Super excited about this but also super confused. Is it happening the 15th or not?

    October 9

  • C L S.

    Still haven't seen any new updates about this class
    Is it still going to take place in the future

    July 9

  • mike l.

    I live on the lake with about 10 acres of woods on the property. Possibly we could start here. there is no poison ivy on the property for those who are effected, like me.The Army core of engineers also owns the adjacent property which i have access to.

    1 · July 7

  • mike l.

    look forward to something like this

    July 7

  • C L S.

    Any updates about this

    July 6

  • C L S.

    I can't wait
    What is the teachers experience and expertise

    June 9

  • C L S.

    Any new updates about this class

    June 3

  • C L S.

    Can't wait

    April 27

  • Candy

    Excited and looking-forward to learning so much from you guys! This is where I'm ready to expand my knowledge.

    April 27

  • Jeanne

    The dates that are set here are actually just to assess interest. The instructor is playing contractor on the house that she and Martin lived in. It burned with no insurance. She's currently looking for another place to hold the class. Any volunteers/ideas?

    1 · April 10

    • Teressa R.

      What size indoor space are you looking for? I live on the Stones River Greenway with miles of paths along farmland that is owned by metro. I might know of something dependent upon needs.

      April 13

    • Teressa R.

      Do you need kitchen, baths, chairs, tables? What is the minimum space requirements?

      April 13

  • Clinton g.

    Hey everyone I am co hosting a foray with chris Matherly from filthy riches this weekend . If you would like to attend please feel free to reach us through Facebook or follow this link .

    Thanks .

    April 11

  • Karen

    I can't make this, having a delivery made that morning. I am still interested, can do weekends with two weeks warning.

    April 10

  • John B.

    sadly I cannot make it again - hopefully next time!

    April 10

  • ElkaRomashka

    Very interested, but can't afford. I hope there will be free meetups sometimes.

    March 18

  • Terran M.

    Do you offer anything during the week. I work weekends but I would LOOOVE to attend this class or one like it.

    February 12

  • Mary G.

    I am very interested in the class; however, I cannot attend on January 30. I am out of town for the next week. Blessings to all

    January 29

  • Heidi

    I will be driving from Knoxville. Pff to the people that won't come from one end of town to the other. This is a chance of a lifetime to study with a teacher such as Cindy.

    January 24

  • Kim Litsenberger O.

    Husband and I are very interested. We have 12 acres on a creek in Marshall County.

    January 18

  • Deborah G.

    I have signed up for all three proposed classes for myself and my son. We are very, very interested, but obviously, do not have the funds to pay for all three classes in their entirety, up front. Can we pay for them session by session, when we come? We live in Memphis and will have to drive to each class. But you are the only group around that I could find that teaches these things, and the classes look awesome!

    May 13, 2015

  • Mary

    I am very interested in learning about herbs, or MORE about herbs. I homeschool my two daughters and would love to have them come. They love to explore other gardens and yards besides ours! Look forward to it! Thank you.

    January 22, 2014

  • George L.

    I would love this kind of class........I have access to 5 acres at water town. 46 acres Mt Juliet and 100 acres in Houston county...

    October 28, 2013

  • nancy m.

    I'm very interested if it is not too far from Nashville. I live on the west side of town but there is a lot of land around. I have relatives that live in Rutherford County with property

    September 29, 2013

  • Lori

    Cindy we have 6 acres all hills and trees. Can you email me please?

    September 7, 2013

  • Cindy

    Had a house fire over night April 17/18. So plant classes are put off for a while.

    April 22, 2013

    • Cindy

      We are out there a lot cleaning, packing the stuff that didn't burn.

      April 22, 2013

    • Brenda

      So sorry to hear of your house fire.

      May 15, 2013

  • Cindy

    The idea is for individual who own land that is relatively wild, to be able to study the plant life on their land, making observations over a 12 month period.
    Owners of suitable natural areas making their land available to others to study is very desirable. I will meet with everyone to suggest, mentor, the studies. I am glad to see the interest increase in this class. I don't know when we can get started. My house burning and having to be rebuilt certainly changed my schedule for the summer!

    May 10, 2013

    • emily d.

      Thanks Cindy! Good luck with your house rebuild. Hope to meet the group this year.

      May 10, 2013

  • emily d.

    Am very interested and volunteer my 6acre home near Hidden Lakes/harpeth river park for a session if it helps...

    May 9, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      I would be glad to help out - rake leaves, plant some things, clear brush...or whatever would be needed as a thank you for the allowance of the location!!

      May 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So long as not downtown Nashville I will attend!

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Cori

    Very interested - would like to know more details as they are available. You should know that some of your links on the site are not working.

    Thanks, Cori
    Crescendo of Peace Farm

    April 3, 2013

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