- Tuesday, June 18, 2013, 7:00 PM
- The Resiliency Institute, McDonald Farm, Clow House
Dig deeper into Edible Wild Plants through our certificate program. Discover edible wild plants each season to observe the full plant cycle, what part of the plant to harvest and eat when, and which plants to look for in each season. You will learn to identify over 100 species of edible wild plants from handling actual specimens and from seeing them growing in their natural environments. Learn recipes that use wild plants to make tasty food.
The Edible Wild Plants certificate Program will be taught both in a classroom and through site visits to various public and private locations to provide a thorough experience of the plants. To earn your certificate, you are required to take all four courses and pass four seasonal exams (using your notes and books) to demonstrate that you can identify edible (and poisonous) wild plants successfully. These classes will be offered each year, so if you miss one, you can take it the following year. Certificate courses are open to everyone, whether or not you’re pursuing the certificate.
THE SUMMER CLASS Feast on Flowers (five weeks Jun-Jul) includes two field trips and will concentrate on edible flowers in the mint, rose and legume families. (June 18, 25, July 2,9,16)
THE FALL CLASS Sup on Shrubs (four weeks Sep-Oct) includes one field trip and will concentrate on edible berries and teas in the heath, rose and honeysuckle families.
THE WINTER CLASS Eat the Trees (four weeks Jan-Feb) includes one field trip and will concentrate on edible trees such as the pines, oaks and walnuts.
THE SPRING CLASS Graze on Greens (five weeks May-Jun) includes two field trips and will concentrate on edible greens such as mustard, lily and carrot families.
Cost for Certificate Program is $499. Save $151 when you register for the certificate program over registering for each course individually. You may pay the full amount now, or pay $299 now and the remaining $200 before the first class begins. The full amount of $499 must be paid before class begins. Checks are accepted and can be made payable to “The Resiliency Institute” and mailed to 10s404 Knoch Knolls Road, Naperville, IL 60565.
– CAUTION – NOTE – DISCLAIMER – IMPORTANT –
ALL STUDENTS TAKING THIS CLASS SHOULD BE AWARE OF THE DANGERS OF EATING WILD PLANTS THAT HAVE NOT BEEN ACCURATELY IDENTIFIED. EVEN THE EXPERTS ARE FOOLED FROM TIME TO TIME. THE RESILIENCY INSTITUTE AND THE INSTRUCTOR, PATRICIA K. ARMSTRONG, CANNOT BE HELD RESPONSIBLE FOR PLANT IDENTIFICATIONS MADE BY STUDENTS.