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. We begin with an herb walk, identifying local wild edibles. Discover the optimum nutrition and delicious tastes provided by plants you usually weed and toss in the compost pile.
Back in the kitchen we prepare a delicious meal using common wild plants, including nettle, chickweed, dandelion, lamb s quarters, and more. Explore all the ways you can add wild edibles to your current recipes to boost nutrition and flavor. Feast on cactus salsa and chips, nettle pesto tapas, a wild foods salad buffet, blossom herbal tea, and a sweet. Recipes, handout, and wild foods lunch included. Discover the fun and benefits of eating on the wild side!
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: $86, $76 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.