Medicinal plants are all around us, with their gifts ready to be shared...if you know what to look for. Join Niraj Ray, founder of Cultivate the City, and learn how to utilize a diversity of plants for both food and medicine. Some of these amazing plants grow wild and are native to our area, while others will require a little more care to flourish in our homes and gardens. Participants will learn plant identification techniques, growing and harvesting methods as well as tips on how to cook, preserve or use them (think salves, tinctures, infusions and teas.) Some of the plants we will discuss include: Indian Mint, Vick's Plants, Echinacea, Tulsi, Mint, Aloe, Moringa and much more! You will get a chance to try/taste some of the products we make from what we grow or forage right here in Washington, DC and each participant will get the option to take home their own medicinal plant and fabric planter bag. Pre registration Required.