Title: Edible Wild Plants at the Houston Arboretum
Location: Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive, Houston, TX 77024
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Description: From acorns to wild violets, the Texas landscape is filled with an abundance of wild edibles. Ancient foodstuff can be found everywhere from outside your front door to the depths of the Piney Woods. Learn where to find, how to identify and proper preparation of the fruits, shoots, roots, and salad greens growing all around you. Whether you are learning to survive in the woods or just want to cut your food bills, this class is for you.
Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen is a research chemist and also one of the Houston area’s most intrepid explorers. Mark spends every free moment on adventures, including canoeing, hiking, exploring, camping, eating wild things, and sleeping under the stars. His popular blog is “Merriwether the Adventurer”.
Topics will include:
Hands-on plant identification
Responsible harvesting techniques
Preparation of foods
Dangerous mimics and poisonous plants
Please bring comfortable walking shoes, water, snack, and bug repellent. A pen/pencil and a camera are also recommended. A plant guidesheet will be supplied.
$50 ($40 member)
Start Time: 09:00
End Time: 13:00