Houston Arboretum and Nature Center to offer 'Edible Wild Plants' workshop Aug. 11
Research chemist and explorer Mark Vorderbruggen will lead the workshop. Vorderbruggen is an avid adventurer who has had extended experience canoeing, hiking, exploring, camping, eating wild things and sleeping under the stars, according to a press release. He has a popular blog, titled Merriwether's Journal.
Topics to be covered include hands-on plant identification, responsible harvesting techniques, preparation of foods, dangerous mimics, poisonous plants and edible landscaping.
The cost is $40 for Nature Center members and $50 for nonmembers. A minimum course registration of 12 is required to hold the class. The course is subject to cancellation if there are fewer than 12 registrants at least two weeks in advance of the course.
Participants should wear comfortable walking shoes and take water, snacks and bug repellent. A pen or pencil and a camera are recommended, and a plant guide sheet will be supplied.
For registration information, call 713-681-8433 or visit houstonarboretum.org.
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