Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas Area

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas Area

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas Area

Las Vegas, NV, United States

Sunday, 15 April 2018, 10:00

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Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Mojave Desert: Las Vegas Area

When most people think of Vegas, floristic diversity and natural beauty are probably the LAST things that come to mind. But not to those who know better :) Just a short drive from the chaos of "The Strip" a person can enjoy the solitude and tranquility of one of the most awe inspiring sections of the vast Mojave Desert. Traveling from 479' at the Colorado River westward all the way up to 11,918' at the crest of the Spring Mountains, one can see and experience a mind blowing array of edible, medicinal, and utilitarian plants. The spring bloom period, before the searing heat of summer sets in, is the IDEAL time to explore this majestic landscape of valleys, riparian canyons, and desert mountains. Join us as we learn about a wide variety of useful plants (both common and obscure) growing in the spectacular wild lands found just outside the city limits. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic/intermediate plant identification will be offered with a special emphasis on plant family characteristics as well as differentiating poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts.

-SPRING SESSION- (West Side Mountains)

Las Vegas, NV. Sunday, April 15. 10am-4pm. $50

Instructor: Tellur Fenner of the Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies.

Make sure to bring: Water, lunch, notebook, hat/sunscreen, rain gear, and a camera.

Class will occur RAIN OR SHINE! :)


Email (preferred): [email protected]

Pre-registration is required to secure your spot.

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Phone: 510-290-6841

Interested but don't have a car? Inquire about carpooling options.

Detailed directions and other more specific class info (including carpool networking) will be emailed out to the registered/paid students by April 5. No refunds will be issued after March 17.

Looking for a more substantial/comprehensive (desert focused) edible/medicinal plant learning experience? If so, scope out the following 60 hour program that I'll be offering March-May 2017. Guaranteed to be QUITE the floristic adventure!


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