This is the name of the class that I attended earlier this week at the local Community College. The presentation was developed by Heidi Berkovitz, a Clinical Herbalist. Although I offer a variety of information on my edible page, there is much more to learn, and, as in most educational endeavors, we really need to adopt “life-long-learning”.
The class viewed a 149 page Power Point presentation containing important guidelines, pictures, descriptions and recipes of various edible plants, highlighting their nutritional and medicinal properties. In addition, we had the opportunity to handle and taste various plants, both in the raw and cooked form. One of the things that I enjoy about gatherings of common interest groups is that there is a wealth of knowledge and experience by those who attend. This is one of the reasons why I enjoy being an exhibitor at various events, because I learn so much from those I meet.
I would encourage you to contact your local college, library or parks visitors center in order to find classes like this where you can learn from experienced folk about edibles. There are often flora walks that will show you what grows locally in your area. You can also acquire recipes that will expand your pallet and perhaps allow you to stretch your food budget while being prepared for any future interruption in the commercial food delivery system in the event of a natural disaster.
I have looked into all of the possible places to find a local class on edible plants in my area. (Chautauqua Co. N.Y.) no classes are being offered. any other ideas?
If you’ve checked “all of the possible places” in your area, then check the same “places” in your neighboring counties… a little travel would be worth the knowledge and experience. Don’t forget videos on the web.
I’ll do that, thanks… I’ve tried to learn plants from a book, no fun at all!!!
Hey Tim, I’m also from Chautauqua County and I found your comment when I Googled Edible and Medicinal plants Chautauqua County, luckily I also got a page of Western NY Calendar of Events–hope you see this comment: http://www.growwny.org/get-involved/community-events/event/1352