THE USES OF WILD PLANTS
Start: Sunday, May 5, 2013
Culpeper , VA 22701
Due to the rain on Sunday, April 28 this class was postponed until SUNDAY MAY 5.
SO YOU CAN STILL REGISTER!
Come join in the fun and fascination of discovery of wild plants and their traditional uses.
Explore which plants can be eaten, used for tea, used for survival, taken for medicine, used for fiber, and more.
We'll start by discussing terminology and "how to's" associated with plant identification, collection, and preparation for various uses.
Then, let's take a nice, long walk in the field and identify plants, learn about them, and even try a few.
When we're finished in the field we'll sip a great spring tonic ─ sassafrass tea ─ while getting hands on experience extracting and twisting plant fiber to make cordage.
We?ll finish the class making bark berry buckets to take home.
Wear appropriate clothes and shoes for hiking; insect repellant is recommended.
Directions to Lenn Park are available (for download) and in the Parks & Recreation office.