Houston Arboretum and Nature Center offering class on edible wild plants Aug. 11
The Houston Arboretum and Nature Center will host a class on edible wild plants on Saturday, Aug. 11.
Topics for discussion include edible landscaping, poisonous plants, preparation of foods, techniques for responsible harvesting and plant identification. These subjects are applicable to wilderness survival, as well as home cooking.
Research chemist and area explorer Dr. Mark Vorderbruggen will lead the class. He maintains a blog at foragingtexas.com about his outdoor adventures and wild eating.
Participants are encouraged to wear comfortable walking shoes and bring water, snacks and bug repellant. Plant guide sheets will be handed out.
The cost is $40 for members and $50 for non-members. There must be a minimum of 12 participants for the class to take place. The course will be canceled if enrollment is fewer than 12.
The class will take place from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Houston Arboretum and Nature Center, located at 4501 Woodway Drive.
To register for the class, visit houstonarboretum.org.
For more information on the program, email Vorderbruggen at email@example.com or call the Houston Arboretum at 713-681-8433.
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