Exploring Nature

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.

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2013
Time: 9:30 a.m.– 1:30 p.m.
Instructor: 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”.
Description:

Topics will include:

  • Hands-on plant identification
  • Responsible harvesting techniques
  • Preparation of foods
  • Dangerous mimics and poisonous plants
  • Edible landscaping
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.
Note: Minimum course registration of 12 required to hold the course. The course is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 12 registrants at least 2 weeks in advance of the course.
Cost: $40 M / $50 NM
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This class is full and now closed to registration. Please contact the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to inquire about available openings.

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