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Edible Wild Plants Certificate Course

The Resiliency Institute

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Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment.

There are so many reasons to learn how to identify edible wild plants:

  • Interest in foraging for increased personal and economic resilience
  • Connecting with nature
  • Expanding your knowledge of edible plants for landscaping, permaculture, or ecological restoration
  • Wilderness survival
  • To expand or prepare for herbal studies
  • Leading plant walks to share and help build resilient community

During the edible wild plants certificate course you will learn 20-25 plants every class using live or dried specimens, photos, and drawings. By the end of the course you will have learned how to identify 200+ plants.

Every morning you will take a plant identification exam of the 20-25 plants that you learned the class prior. When the exam time has ended, Pat (your instructor) will review the test, let you know the answers, and host Q&A time.

Lunch time will always include wild edible foods and beverages prepared by the instructor and students. Each student is expected to prepare one recipe a season and to present their recipe at lunch time, making every class a veritable celebration!

After lunch, a guided plant identification walk will be taken, rain or shine, where you can practice finding the plants you just learned in the classroom in the wild. Students who presented recipes will identify their plant on the walk and teach fellow students about it. Always dress appropriately for the weather and bring a change of shoes!

Basic plant identification skills are required to take this class.

  • A short quiz must be taken to determine plant id proficiency or participants can provide documentation of a plant id class or other evidence of knowledge, or enroll in our pre-course Plant ID Class.

In order to receive the certificate, only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up.  No make up classes can be offered.

Class Starting Saturday, February 22

10 sessions

  • Saturday, February 22, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, March 21, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, April 18, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, May 16, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, June 20, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, August 15, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, September 19, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, October 17, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, November 21, 9:30AM- 3:30PM

Graduation: 11:00am – 2:00pm Sat, Dec 5

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What You'll Get

Learn over 200 edible wild plants that grow in our bioregion through classroom, field and home study, but most importantly by eating or preparing recipes with them every class! You will receive an Edible Wild Plants Recipe book containing all of the recipes prepared by the instructor and students throughout the course and a printed certificate recognizing your accomplishment.

There are so many reasons to learn how to identify edible wild plants:

  • Interest in foraging for increased personal and economic resilience
  • Connecting with nature
  • Expanding your knowledge of edible plants for landscaping, permaculture, or ecological restoration
  • Wilderness survival
  • To expand or prepare for herbal studies
  • Leading plant walks to share and help build resilient community

During the edible wild plants certificate course you will learn 20-25 plants every class using live or dried specimens, photos, and drawings. By the end of the course you will have learned how to identify 200+ plants.

Every morning you will take a plant identification exam of the 20-25 plants that you learned the class prior. When the exam time has ended, Pat (your instructor) will review the test, let you know the answers, and host Q&A time.

Lunch time will always include wild edible foods and beverages prepared by the instructor and students. Each student is expected to prepare one recipe a season and to present their recipe at lunch time, making every class a veritable celebration!

After lunch, a guided plant identification walk will be taken, rain or shine, where you can practice finding the plants you just learned in the classroom in the wild. Students who presented recipes will identify their plant on the walk and teach fellow students about it. Always dress appropriately for the weather and bring a change of shoes!

Basic plant identification skills are required to take this class.

  • A short quiz must be taken to determine plant id proficiency or participants can provide documentation of a plant id class or other evidence of knowledge, or enroll in our pre-course Plant ID Class.

In order to receive the certificate, only 1 class may be missed and the test must be made up.  No make up classes can be offered.

Class Starting Saturday, February 22

10 sessions

  • Saturday, February 22, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, March 21, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, April 18, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, May 16, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, June 20, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, July 18, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, August 15, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, September 19, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, October 17, 9:30AM- 3:30PM
  • Saturday, November 21, 9:30AM- 3:30PM

Graduation: 11:00am – 2:00pm Sat, Dec 5

The class identified is made available through CourseHorse, a 3rd party marketplace for Gardening classes and more. Groupon is not affiliated with or sponsored by the merchant, The Resiliency Institute, in connection with this offer. Please contact Groupon customer service for all inquiries related to this offer. Inquiries placed to CourseHorse will be directed back to Groupon.

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Promotional value expires Nov 21, 2020.

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  • Must be 16 or older to attend
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