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Edible, Medicinal, and Useful Plants

October 1, 2023

  • 4 hours
  • 70 US dollars
  • Pasadena

Service Description

Date: Sunday, October 1, 2023 Time: 10am – 2pm Location: Pasadena Ages: 10 and up unless accompanied by a parent Cost: $70 OR one six-pack class Instructor: Chris Morasky Experience the natural wonders of Los Angeles while learning about Edible, Useful, and Medicinal Plants. This immersive outdoor adventure will amaze you as we delve into their secret world. You will learn to identify, harvest, and utilize a variety of plants for culinary, practical, and medicinal purposes. Introduction to Ethnobotany: Learn how indigenous peoples have used plants for food, medicine, and everyday tools. Gain a deeper understanding of the cultural significance of these plants in the region. Plant Identification: Learn to identify a range of native and introduced plant species. Discover key features, growth habits, and habitats that make these plants unique and valuable. Edible Plants: Discover which local species are safe to consume. You'll learn about the nutritional value and culinary uses of these plants, providing you with an opportunity to sample some wild edibles. Useful Plants: Explore the practical applications of plants, including those that can be used for weaving, cordage, fire-making, and tool crafting. Gain hands-on experience with techniques for utilizing these resources. Medicinal Plants: Learn about the medicinal properties of select local plants and their traditional and modern uses for treating common ailments. Understand the importance of ethical and sustainable harvesting practices. Safety and Sustainability: Discuss the ethical considerations and sustainable practices related to foraging and harvesting plants in natural environments. Emphasize the importance of responsible foraging to preserve our ecosystems. Hands-On Activities: Engage in hands-on activities such as plant harvesting, cordage making, fashioning a woodsy toothbrush or making soap. Put your newfound knowledge to practical use. Q&A and Group Discussion: Throughout the day, participate in open discussions and ask questions about the plants you encounter. Share your insights and experiences with fellow participants. Join us for this unforgettable journey of discovery. Come away with a deeper appreciation for the abundant plant life that surrounds us and the practical skills to incorporate these resources into your daily life in a sustainable and ethical manner.

Cancellation Policy

To cancel your booking for a full refund, you must cancel no later than 30 days before the start date of the offering. All bookings are fully transferable at any time. You must email us with the name and contact information of your transferee. Our offerings take place rain or shine. We do not cancel or refund for inclement weather. We do not offer refunds for COVID-related issues.

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