I attended a wild plant walk this last week, to learn about edible plants that can be found all around us. I took my grandmother with me, and I think she was slightly bored. She needs the advanced class!
Learning to identify a few things only opens my eyes to all of the plants that I can not identify. I did find some chocolate mint growing yesterday in a heavy patch and grabbed a handful for a cup of tea.
I love the time that I give to my garden, laying seeds that will feed me this summer. But I am also hungry to know more about what nature cultivates. Wild edibles surround us as we wait for our own seeds to germinate in spring.
One of the women that I met last week is overflowing with knowledge about the world around her. Marilene Richardson is a gentle and encouraging teacher. Interested in learning to notice the buffet underfoot, want to become your own best tool in your preparedness kit? SongCraft teaches classes of all sorts and I have been browsing through the calendar. Farm Camp for grown-ups anyone?