Back by popular demand:
Owner/director of Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic
10:30 – 3pm
R.S.V.P to Native Revival to resevre your class space!
Edible & Medicinal Plants of Santa Cruz County
An Herb-Walk Tour of Native Revival Nursery:
From the mist shrouded sea cliffs to the lush redwood groves of its namesake mountains, the Santa Cruz area provides us with a chance to view a large variety of botanical specimens all within a relatively small geographical range. Join us as we discover together some of the amazing native edible & medicinal plants that can be found growing throughout this uniquely diverse bioregion.
Topics to be covered during our nursery tour include: field botany/plant I.D, plant family characteristics, ethical harvesting/processing/preparation methods, edible/medicinal/utilitarian uses, regional ethnobotany, botanical safety issues (plus tips on how to avoid poisonous look-a-like plants), California natural history, sampling of a variety of edible/medicinal plants, and more! Our study will emphasize a dynamic sensory awareness of the plants via close observation, touching, tasting, and smelling.
This introductory (yet in-depth) class should prove to be insightful and rewarding for anyone interested in knowing more about the flora of the Central California coast.
Native Revival Nursery
2600 Mar Vista Drive
Aptos, California 95003