This is the first 5 week session for the certificate program. You can enroll in this program without enrolling in the certificate program. This session alone Tuition is $150.
Instructor: Pat Armstrong
Dig deeper into Edible Wild Plants through our certificate program. Discover edible wild plants each season to observe the full plant cycle, what part of the plant to harvest and eat when, 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.
THIS SUMMER CLASS "Feast on Flowers" , 5 WEEK CLASS will concentrate on edible flowers in the mint, rose and legume families.
This class 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[masked] pm) and July 9 (7-9 pm).
Students should have an inquiring mind and willingness to try new foods. Students are expected to take notes and participate in class activities, including field trips, regardless of weather. Students are required to prepare at least one wild plant and evaluate it as a food plant. Students desiring to earn a Edible Wild Plants Certificate will have to pass an exam identifying wild plants. SUGGESTED MATERIALS:
One book to identify edible plants Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern & Central North America (http://www.amazon.com/Field-Guide-Edible-Wild-Plants/dp/039592622X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1368720353&sr=8-1&keywords=field+guide+to+edible+wild+plants), Lee Peterson & Roger Tory Peterson, Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, 1999 Edible Wild Plants (http://www.amazon.com/Edible-Wild-Plants-American-Natural/dp/1402767153/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1368720353&sr=8-3&keywords=field+guide+to+edible+wild+plants), Thomas S. Elias & Peter A. Dykeman, Outdoor Life Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY, 1982 Abundantly Wild (http://www.amazon.com/Abundantly-Wild-Collecting-Cooking-Edibles/dp/1591930340/ref=sr_1_1?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1368720598&sr=1-1&keywords=abundantly+wild), Teresa Marrone, Adventure Pub., Inc., Cambridge, MA, 2004 A comprehensive recipe book Wild Plant Family Cookbook (http://blazing-star.com/joomla/eBooks), Patricia K. Armstrong, 1997 Cost: $150
PLEASE PAY AND REGISTER HERE: (http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/events/19/feast-on-flowers-summer-wild-edible-plants/) http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/events/19/feast-on-flowers-summer-wild-edible-plants/ (http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/events/19/feast-on-flowers-summer-wild-edible-plants/)
THE FALL CLASS Sup on Shrubs (four weeks Sep-Oct) includes one field trip and will concentrate on edible berries and teas in the heath, rose and honeysuckle families.
THE WINTER CLASS Eat the Trees (four weeks Jan-Feb) includes one field trip and will concentrate on edible trees such as the pines, oaks and walnuts.
THE SPRING CLASS Graze on Greens (five weeks May-Jun) includes two field trips and will concentrate on edible greens such as mustard, lily and carrot families.
Cost for Certificate Program is $499. Save $151 when you register for the certificate program over registering for each course individually.
REGISTER For CERTIFICATE PROGRAM HERE: (http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/events/18/edible-wild-plants-certificate/) http://www.theresiliencyinstitute.net/events/18/edible-wild-plants-certificate/
You may pay the full amount now, or pay $299 now and the remaining $200 before the first class begins. The full amount of $499 must be paid before class begins. Checks are accepted and can be made payable to “The Resiliency Institute” and mailed to 10s404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565.
– CAUTION – NOTE – DISCLAIMER – IMPORTANT –
ALL STUDENTS TAKING THIS CLASS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF EATING WILD PLANTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ACCURATELY IDENTIFIED. EVEN THE EXPERTS ARE FOOLED FROM TIME TO TIME. THE RESILIENCY INSTITUTE AND THE INSTRUCTOR, PATRICIA K. ARMSTRONG, CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANT IDENTIFICATIONS MADE BY STUDENTS.