Sunday, April 26, 2009

Edible Plant Class with Me!

UPDATE: Both classes on May 16th are full.
UPDATE: Due to the huge response there will be two classes on May 16th. The 9:30am class will mainly be members of the Spring/Woodlands Vegan/Raw Foods Group and the 2pm session will be Zombie Squad and ETS members along with long-time readers of my blog. If you haven't received an e-mail from me asking you to attend the 2pm class then it is safe to assume you are signed up for the 9:30am class.

Cost: Free

When: 9:30am on Saturday, May 16th, 2009. Class will take approximately three hours. If more than 20 people sign up I'll run a second class starting at 2pm.

What to bring: Water, bug repellent, snacks/lunch, camera, notepad, shoes appropriate for walking on uneven dirt trails.

Where: Peckinpaugh/Old Riley Fuzzel Nature Preserve located at 1209 Old Riley Fuzzel Road, Spring, Texas 77386

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This is a primitive nature preserve. There are mosquitoes, snakes, alligators, poison ivy, and dirt paths. There are NO bathrooms, running water or shaded pavilions! The nearest bathroom/cold drinks/food is a new gas station just north of the nature preserve on Riley Fuzzel Road.

Since this is a nature preserve we are not allowed to actually harvest any plants so again, bring a snack.

The class is open to children ten years old or older. Children younger than ten may get eaten.

Please reserve your spot in the class by emailing me at "merriwetheradventurer -AT- yahoo -DOT- com". I find classes work best when they are under 20 people. If more than 20 people sign up I'll run two classes that day with the second class starting at 2pm. Please include in your RSVP if you are willing to attend a class at 2pm. I will email you if that turns out to be the case.

Attention Zombie Squad members, it would work great if y'all attended the second class if a second class is needed.

For those of you looking for my latest tale of adventure you'll have to wait another day. Sorry. If it's any conciliation it involves ballerinas, zombie hunters, excessive Cajun-ness, maggots, a beautiful fish and more!

Adventure! Excitement! Non-Stop Action!


Shreela said...

Sure wish I could go, but it sounded like it might be too rugged for the wimpy knee. It would have been fun to meet some Zombie Hunters, and maybe some E2S folks too. Have fun!

Eloise S said...


My name is Eloise. I am a student (and edible wild plant enthusiast) in a Botany class at the Spring Branch Houston Community College. Our class is putting together an exhibit of texas native plants and my particular group is focused on edible/culinary plants of southeast texas. The exhibit runs from october 12th till the 13th. I was wondering if you would have any interest or time to come by and maybe give a talk about edible plants or some kind of tour (perhaps virtual?) of one of your classes? I know its severely late notice, so if coming to the exhibit would be too stressful, i would love to get the class to come to one of your tours! or maybe we could somehow share your mobile manual? not sure, but we'd love to meet you and chat about wild edibles! my email is and my phone number is 713 498 2011. thanks! Eloise