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Introduction to Summer Plant Identification

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Naperville, Suburbs
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
At McDonald Farm
Naperville, Illinois 60565
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 10

What you'll learn in this horticulture class:

Before you eat those leaves, flowers, and berries make sure they are edible! In this class you will learn the basics of edible wild plant identification focusing on plants found during the summer season. You will learn plant terminology, proper use of tools, and discover what
parts of the plant help to identify it.

Please bring a lupe (8x) magnifying glass, or something similar and at least one book to identify edible wild plants.  Pat recommends the following books:
  • Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants: Eastern & Central North America, Lee Peterson & Roger Tory Peterson, Peterson Field Guide Series, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, Boston, MA, 1999
  • Edible Wild Plants, Thomas S. Elias & Peter A. Dykeman, Outdoor Life Books, Van Nostrand Reinhold Co., NY, 1982
  • The Foragers Harvest and/or Nature’s Garden, Samuel Thayer, Forager’s Harvest, WI 2006, 2010
This class is a prerequisite for students with no prior plant identification experience planning to take the Feast on Flowers – Summer Edible Wild Plants course.

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A full refund will be given for any classes that TRI cancels. For 2-3 hour classes a full refund will be given if a cancellation request is made up to 48 hours prior to the class. A refund for full day or weekend courses will be offered up to 1 week prior. Please email us at [email protected] to let us know of your cancellation request.

If you have registered for the class, do not show up, and do not communicate your absence prior to the class, then you will be charged the full class fee. Instructors are compensated for teaching so it is important that we respect their preparation and teaching time.

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We are located on The Conservation Foundation's McDonald Farm in south Naperville. There is a long driveway on the north side of Knoch Knolls Road a 1/2 mile from Ring Road. Entrance to the parking area is to the right of the driveway just before the driveway circles.

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