Edible and Medicinal Plants Class at Pepperwood
Prepare and taste roasted bay nuts, nettle pesto and sautéed milk thistle at a class on edible and medicinal plants on Sunday, March 25, from 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Pepperwood Preserve. The class is $20, and students ages 14 and up are welcome. Register online at brownpapertickets.com and search for “Pepperwood”.
Explore the world of edible and medicinal plants found at Pepperwood and throughout Sonoma County with Autumn Summers. Class will begin inside with a morning lecture and hands-on experience including identification of fresh plants and making and tasting local edibles. Then head out on the trail to look for plants. Autumn Summers is a graduate from the California School of Herbal Studies where she currently is a member of the teaching staff and the Program Coordinator. Past President of the Sonoma County Herb Association, Summers completed a Bachelors Degree in Anthropology with an Emphasis in Ethnobotany from Sonoma State University. Her current focus is on teaching botany, edible and medicinal plant use, and seaweed classes.
Pepperwood is an ecological institute dedicated to educating, engaging, and inspiring its community through science-based conservation, leading-edge research, and multidisciplinary educational programs. Dedicated to the protection of the region’s rich biodiversity represented within its 3,200 acres, Pepperwood provides unique open-space access to nature lovers, volunteers, students, and scientists from the Bay Area and beyond. The Preserve is located at 2130 Pepperwood Preserve Road, off Franz Valley Road, approximately midway between the towns of Santa Rosa and Calistoga, and adjacent to Safari West. To find directions and more information about Pepperwood Preserve and its programs, visit www.pepperwoodpreserve.org.