Your Backyard & Beyond: Foraging & Plant ID

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15/08/2021 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM
Mississippi Market Co-Op
Phone:(651) 690-0507
Address: 1500 7th St W, St Paul, MN 55102

Lachelle & Eva have joined forces to create Natural Roots Wellness and the Elixir Kitchen where you can join them to explore the world of plant remedies and nutritional healing. In this session, we will go no further than right in our own backyards and neighborhoods to see what wild herbs can be used for food and medicine. We will learn about foraging, what it is and the history of this ancient way of sourcing food and medicine. Next we will learn about 5 of the most common medical plants found right in our back yards and neighborhoods.

We will focus on a featured mystery herb that Chef Lachelle will lead the class in preparing a shared meal of wild herb pesto pasta, seasonal salad and garlic bread, while Eva walks us through the preparation of an herbal cough syrup that you can add to your home pharmacy just in time for the changing season’s sniffles and sneezes! Tickets are $50/person and can be purchased on the Mississippi Market Co-op website.

 

Objectives:

Learn what is foraging; history of foraging
5 most common medical plants found in your backyard/neighborhood
dandelion, creeping charlie, plantain, lamb’s quarters & white clover
→ cautions, benefits & uses

Featured Herb: Ground Ivy (creeping charlie)
Menu: Pesto Pasta, Salad & Garlic Bread
Medicine: Ivy/Resin Cough Syrup