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Eat Your Natives, Eat Your Invasives!

  • Starts Jul 6
  • 32 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Join us for an engaging and informative class where you'll discover the edible treasures in your garden and neighborhood. "Eat Your Natives, Eat Your Invasives" aims to equip you with the knowledge and skills to identify, harvest, and enjoy the native and invasive plants common in urban environments. This workshop will delve into the ecological and health benefits of eating both native and invasive species, helping you foster a more balanced and sustainable relationship with your environment. We will dive into: > The distinctions between native, non-native, and invasive plants > How eating native and invasive plants can better our surrounding ecosystems > Reciprocity and honorably harvesting plants > Native plants that can be harvested in the spring, summer, fall, and winter > Invasive plants that can be harvested in the spring, summer, fall and winter To bring theory into practice, we'll take a walk around the CGS property to find edible native and invasive plants. You will leave class with a handout of information on the plants we discussed in class and resources for further learning. Come prepared to see your surroundings in a new light and leave with the tools to make a positive impact on your health and the environment! Note: Please dress appropriately for a walk outside at CGS. Prepare for uneven ground and the possibility of wet weather. Closed-toe shoes are recommended. INSTRUCTOR: Ayla Bella seeks to address climate change and food insecurity through permaculture and urban food forests. She founded Rooting Resilience, a local nonprofit working to establish forest gardens on public land, and Nourish: Ecologically Thoughtful Gardens, a garden consultation business to help people create yards that are beautiful, sustainable, and edible. She is a certified permaculture designer, a Master Gardener Intern, and a Stinner Climate Ambassador.


Upcoming Sessions


Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.) In most cases, you can transfer your class enrollment to a friend -- just let us know! Please note, we do NOT record or distribute our online presentations.


Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236

    info@columbusgardenschool.com


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