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Healing Weeds from Distant Lands: Invasive Plant Medicine

Healing Weeds from Distant Lands: Invasive Plant Medicine

Please pre-register by emailing

Rock Point, Burlington –  Meet at small parking lot across from Diocesan offices.

Thursday, May 4th – 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm (rain date Sunday, May 7th at 2:00 pm)

Class fee: suggested $15.00 donation towards the Pollinator Garden Project.  Please pre-register by emailing

Join Wild Food Guide and local herbalist Melanie Putz Brotz, RD, on a guided plant walk along Rock Point trails.  Melanie will be highlighting our abundant, local “invasive weeds,” AKA prime healing allies and nutritious plant foods.  We will focus on abundant plants, often considered weeds, that have high culinary and nutritional value, and we’ll taste sample some of the prolific plants as we go.   We’ll likely find horsetail, jewel weed, Japanese knotweed, yarrow, garlic mustard, wild violets, dandelion, burdock, motherwort, plantain, nettles, yellow dock, wild berries, and many more surprises.   Plant and habitat protection will be a focus, along with safe identification, proper timing for harvest, and preparation techniques for food and herbal medicine.

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