Wild edible plants are a great way to add variety to your diet. Because they have not been hybridized to withstand the rigors of our modern food distribution system, they typically have a higher nutrient content. If that isn’t enough, they often require less water and vigorously grow in Colorado’s climate, soil conditions, and altitude. Learn about these nutritious plants at one of our workshops!
“Thank you Tamara! You did such a wonderful job teaching our children. We hiked up to the reservoirs in Palmer Lake this weekend and they identified all the edible plants they knew all the way up! They haven’t stopped talking about it. They are taking care to talk to their plants and ignore the others. We’ll keep you posted on how the experiment goes. Thanks again for a great day and for the attached information. I know I’m learning a lot!” -Jennifer
“I think we all had a very enlightening evening last night and thank Tamara for her expertise!!” – John
“Thanks for conducting such a great workshop this morning! I know everyone really enjoyed it and learned so much. I know my staff and I did. Excellent job!” – Nancy Stone Bernard, C.I.T., C.I.G. Fountain Creek Nature Center Supervisor
If you or your organization would like to schedule a workshop, please contact us. Wild Edible Plant Workshops are appropriate for individuals, families, or groups. The content can be tailored to the expertise level of the group. The degree of lecture, open discussion, and hands-on participation will also vary depending upon the audience and topic. There are, however, common threads, which run through all workshops.
- Ethical harvesting
- Proper Identification and poisonous look-a-likes
- Nutritional and healthful properties of plants
- Processing and Preparation Tips