Denver Botanic Gardens’ York Street location will open with capped numbers and timed tickets on Friday, May 22. Here are details on what to expect upon your return. Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms’ re-opening is yet to be determined.
Edible Wild Foods Gourmet Workshop - Identification, Harvesting and Use of Wild Plants
*This class takes place at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms located at C-470 & Wadsworth*
Explore the fascinating world of wild edibles. Start with an herb walk to identify common tasty plants. Learn how to use them in refreshing teas, nutritious salads, savory soups, and pasta, veggie, and side dishes. Discover how to locate, identify, harvest, and prepare wild edibles to add nutrition and flavor to your meals. Make a tonic wild weeds vinegar to take home. We’ll end by dining on a delicious, vegetarian, wild foods lunch, featuring nopalita salsa, nettle pesto pasta, wild greens salad bar and lavender and dandelion petal shortcake cookies. Experience the fun and health benefits of eating on the wild side! Handout with plant descriptions and uses, take home vinegar, recipes, and meal included.
Special Instructions: This class will be held outdoors at Denver Botanic Gardens Chatfield Farms; please dress accordingly for the weather and bring water, sunscreen and bug spray is recommended.
Price: $55, $50 member
Instructor: Susan Evans
Susan specializes in empowering people to improve their health and lifestyle through herbal and wellness education. Let Susan introduce you to herbs for healing, cooking, gardening and crafting.
Susan has been cultivating and working with herbs for more than 30 years. She managed garden centers and greenhouses in Denver before starting her own organic landscaping business, Flowerscapes, which she owned and operated for 12 years. She has worked as a master gardener and volunteer naturalist for Jefferson County, Colorado.
She has a certificate in advanced clinical herbalism from the Rocky Mountain Center for Botanical Studies in Boulder and has over 1,500 hours of clinical study and experience in the uses of medicinal plants. After attaining her certification in 1997, she founded Chrysalis Herbs. Since then, she has devoted herself to sharing her love and knowledge of herbs and gardening, helping people to reconnect with the beauty and healing aspects of the natural world.