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Proposed: Studying the Peterson Guide "A FieldGuide to Edible Wild Plants" 4 X
Ignore the date, it is used to set up this proposal and collect list of interested members. I am still dealing with the fact my house burned down without insurance... though we are still making progress) The more I look at the this book, the more impressed I am with it. It doesn't have EVERYTHING in it, but if you were to purchase just one book for foraging, this one would be it in my opinion. (I am probably prejudiced because I grew up with this guide!) In this class we will learn different plant habitats as well as the edibles and the toxic look alikes. The book has manners of food preparations and parts of the plants that can be used in what season... There will be 4 class meeting timed to good diversity in what plants are growing at what stage. (Sept, March, May, July) Depending depending on enrollment, fee $20 - $30 per session ( $80 - $120 for series) plus cost of the text. Barter or cash/barter arrangements can be made. Please RSVP if interested. A free meeting will be set to work out details to accomodate people as well as possible.

Rabbit Hole Hollow

5155 Drakes Branch Rd. · Nashville, TN

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This group is in "suspended animation" due to big changes in my life: uninsured housefire and care of elderly parents. (updated Aug. 2017). I am hoping to be able to resume. I just don't know when. Your signing up for the upcoming events puts you on a notification list for when I can actually conduct these classes. In order to retain the list of interested members, I have to keep rolling the date forward on the Meetup.com platform. Thank you for your interest in this topic and patience!

Please read on... There is a video about the fire and the opportunity it is creating at http://www.gofundme.com/cindyandmartin-hous... (http://www.gofundme.com/cindyandmartin-housefire)

We are surrounded by Wild Eatables! Wild growing plants are REAL natural and whole foods. Some are good for raw food eating, some must be cooked to be eaten. Being in nature and eating from nature gives us spiritual and nutritional and spiritual recreation. We can incorporate into our lives plants that were uses by Indians and herbalists for hundreds of years to relieve suffering and restore balance to ailing bodies.

Most events take place on a hilly, mostly wooded "peace" of land in NW Nashville which is the haven of the Organizer and her husband. There will be walks, talks, cooking and eating opportunities.

Other topics include:

*Wild plants in salads

*Wild plants in greens

*Wild plants as seasonings

*Wild plants as teas and flour

*Traditional Wild plant remedies

*transplanting

*seed saving

*year round eating

There are also lots of environmentally safely grown food gardens located where the events take place. So, of course there will general gardening information and as well as produce and plants for sale.

The walks are by donation ($10) and the classes are by donation or fee basis.

Having knowledge of plants growing in your yard, in alleys nearby, in woods, in abandoned lots or fields contributes to our lives in many ways:

*Self-reliance in troubles times

*Add nutrition to easily storable dried bean and rice

*Improve our self-care and assistance to others

I am sure you can think of additional reasons to increase your knowledge and gentle respectful use of nature's available abundance.

For those deeply interested in this topic, I recommend starting your own resource book, a scrapbook for photos, sketches, instructions and recipes. Never know when you will need a hard copy! The internet just might not be with us our whole lifetime.

Some information about eating plants is on the "About " pages. Be sure to go there!

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