Early Spring Ethnobotany and Edible Plants

Grab your “pod” mates, and come learn about the Native American uses of plants, and which ones are good to eat, right here on the L&C campus and in the surrounding natural areas! Winters are mild in Portland, so lots of things are still green- especially mosses and ferns. Spend an afternoon getting to know the plants that grow right in your own LC backyard! We’ll spend about 1.5 to 2 hours exploring the natural spaces around campus while learning about traditional, medicinal, and other uses of plant species. Find out which plants are edible, and which are poisonous!  Learn how to identify native trees by their buds and other winter characteristics.  Winter is the time when mosses, ferns, and lichens grow best, since they get more sunshine (with the leaves being gone from deciduous trees) https://www.lclark.edu/live/events/326620-early-spring-ethnobotany-edible-plants RSVP link - https://www.lclark.edu/live/events/326620-early-spring-ethnobotany-edible-plants Learn more at http://lclark.presence.io/event/ethnobotany-hike-tree-buds-fungi-ferns-mosses-3