In this time of uncertainty, Spring brings a welcome distraction with plenty to do outside, and lots of fresh air. From edible weeds to spring ephemerals, Spring is a time of abundance in the plant world. This three-part series will discuss basic identification skills of both native and non-native plants, edible and useful plants, how to be responsible stewards of our plant allies, and much more.
Part 1: Identifying Spring PlantsIn the first part of the series we’ll talk about easy ways to identify spring plants and flowers, many of which are only around for a few weeks out of the year. We’ll also talk about natives and non-native plants.
Part 2: Celebrating WeedsMost of us pull weeds and get rid of them, but so many of them are edible, nutritious, and even healing. We’ll talk about fun ways to use and prepare common weeds.
Part 3: Wild TeasPreparing tea is an interactive and nutritious way to enjoy plants in nature. We’ll learn about a couple different plants which make great teas, how to safely identify them, and how to responsibly harvest them.