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Wild Edibles of the Eastern Woodland (BC-2)
Sun, May 7, 2017, 9:00 AM – 1:00 PM EDT
Whether you realize it or not, the environment is full of many valuable resources for food. In fact, you may have past many edibles without even noticing. In this course we will teach you how to locate, identify, and even prepare naturally occurring edible foods. By the end of the class, you will be able to identify and properly use the top ten edible plants with confidence.
The following topics will be covered:
- History of Edibles
- Identification of Edible Plants
- Identification of Poisonous Plants
- Sustainable Harvest Techniques
- Preparation of Edibles
- Folklore vs Modern Culture
- Herbal Properties
- Universal Edibility Test
While some time will be spent learning in the classroom, the majority of the class will be spent in the field hiking to locations in the natural environment of specific plant species. A day pack with water and the 10 basic systems is recommended.
This class requires students to come prepared for class with the following book:
The Forager's Harvest:
A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Wild Edible Plants
Samuel Thayer : ISBN 978-0-9766266-0-2
Books should be purchased in advance of class. To purchase through Amazon, click HERE
Questions? Email the Instructor.
Lead Instructor: Joe Kellam
About Joe: "I am a full time area supervisor and outdoor skills instructor for the Michigan DNR. I also run the outdoor studies and leadership program for Hillsdale College. I have spent the last 20 years dedicated to the studies of wildedibles, medicinals and primitive skills."