Fruits and flowers everywhere, but not a bite to eat? This class will help you reconnect with the land by learning foraging skills and how to ID native plants that are safe for your plate, such as prickly pear and Texas persimmon. Not only will you be primed to dress your salad and fill your snack bag with local native plants, but learning to forage will make your forays into nature richer as you tune in to the land around you.
Include Eric and Stacy Coplin’s new book, Foraging Texas: Finding, Identifying and Preparing Edible Wild Foods in Texas, with your registration! As the perfect companion to this immersive class, this new book will serve as a continuous guide to identifying, preparing and appreciating the wild bounty of native plants throughout Texas. Include this book with your registration through our payment portal below.
This is not a series. Individual classes are offered on September 19 and November 14, 9 – 11 a.m.
Our class on September 19th has been rescheduled to October 17th, 9 – 11 a.m. Space is still available
This class will take place in person at the Wildflower Center. Space is limited and registration is required. Masks are optional for our guests. Please review our safety guidelines before your visit.
$25 per person (one session, book not included)
$55 per person with book included
Members receive discounts on registration. Learn about membership here.
Eric Knight was raised as a naturalist in Austin and has taught classes on edible and useful plants at the Austin Nature & Science Center and Earth Native Wilderness School. He studied herbalism at the Wildflower School of Botanical Medicine. He is co-founder and owner at Local Leaf where he wild-harvests, brews and bottles yaupon tea.