Spring wlld edible plant walk
GRINNELL – Have you ever wondered how to identify and use edible plants? Iowa Valley Continuing Education is offering the chance to learn about some of the more common edible and useful plants of early spring during a guided tour of Arbor Lake Park in Grinnell. “Spring Wild Edible Plant Walk,” course number ENV 2220 101, will be held on April 6.
In addition to learning about their edible qualities, many plants have fascinating natural and human histories. The tour will follow the walking path along the edge of the lake, pointing out samples and plants along the way. Questions and other’s experiences with wild edible plants are welcome.
Each participant will receive, “Wild Edible Plants in the Grinnell Area,” published by Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies and written by instructor Jordan Scheibel.
There will be another wild edible plant walk on Saturday, May 4, from 4-5:30 pm at Arbor Lake to explore the wild edibles of mid to late spring, (ENV 2220 102). Both walks will start at the parking lot on the north end of Arbor Lake, at the west end of Washington Avenue in Grinnell, and will be held from 4 to 5:30 pm.
To register, contact Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. Cost of each class is $12. For more information check out the IVCE website at www.IowaValley.com.