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Wild & Weedy Edibles: Spring Foraging Plant Walk with Lisa Rose
brought to you by NoGMO4Michigan and Nourishing Ways of West Michigan (Weston A. Price Foundation - Grand Rapids). A $5 donation is encouraged to help cover the costs, a typical forage class would cost you a minimum of $15.
Interested in local food that’s more local than your cultivated salad
bed in your garden? Ready to go wild with weeds?
Join longtime locavore, urban forager, herbalist and author Lisa Rose
to learn about early spring edibles and sustainable foraging ethics.
The focus will be on the identification and traditional uses of early
spring native and invasive plants for food and folk medicine. Tips on
sustainable harvesting, cooking and making herbal preparations will be
The class will be led in and around the woodland edges of Johnson Park
-- a location that is for demonstration only, foraging is not
permitted in the park. Wear suitable footwear - the park may be wet
in some places and the group will go off the path.
Meeting location: By the pines between the playground, pavilion & bathrooms.
About Lisa Rose: With a background in anthropology and a professional
focus on community health, Lisa Rose is an herbalist, forager, urban
farmer, and author. She has gathered her food, farming, and wild plant
knowledge from many people and places along a very delicious journey.
Beyond the Great Lakes, Lisa’s interest in ethnobotany and herbal
medicine has taken her across the United States and into the Yucatan,
mainland Mexico, Nicaragua, and Brazil to study plants, people,
health, and their connection to place.
When she is not in her own gardens or kitchen, Lisa can be found in
the fields and forests, leading foraging plant walks and teaching
classes on edible and medicinal wild plants. She forages for her own
family, herbal apothecary and community herbalism practice with her
favorite harvesting companion - her dog, Rosie. To stay physically
fit, Lisa Rose enjoys running marathons, hiking, skiing and sailing -
enjoying all four seasons the Great Lakes has to offer.
Let's join the rest of the world and March Against Monsanto on May 23, 2015 from Noon-3:00 pm at the Monsanto Agricultural Laboratories at 1440 Okemos Road, Mason, MI 48854. Let speak out to eliminate GMO'S and demand GMO labeling of the foods we eat.
A final pot-luck to share good food, friendship, and health tips. Bring your best non-GMO recipe and health tip! We want to hear about your business or favorite family health secret. Be prepared to share, this is a networking event to share favorite health remedies and tips. Information is power!! Feel free to share favorite recipes here, too! Look forward to good company.