4TH SATURDAY: Making Friends with Texas Trees
FIVE EDIBLE OR MEDICINAL NORTH TEXAS TREES & SHRUBS
4th Saturday of the Month ~October 23rd, 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM
2825 8th Ave. Fort Worth, TX 76110
$35 / CSA Members $30
If you have questions please email to: email@example.com
A Making Friends with Trees is a workshop exploring the identification and edible and medicinal uses of our common trees and shrubs.
- Black Walnut
- Osage Orange
- Yaupon Holly
This will be a hands-on class with handouts.
INSTRUCTOR: MICHELLE GARDINER
Michelle Gardiner is a certified permaculture designer who is passionate about all things growing and green. She received her B.A from St. Thomas Aquinas College in 1995 and has been homeschooling her four daughters since 2003. She is certified both as a nutritional coach through the Institute for Integrative Nutrition as well as Texas native plant identification. Her work over the past twenty years has been focused around practical application of permaculture principles, foraging, plant identification, botany, and folk medicine. Michelle is a Canadian transplant that has created gardens all over North America from the Pacific Northwest to the sandy soils of Florida and the rich humus of South Carolina and the past four years, now in the hardpan clay of Texas, where she is turning her city lot into an urban demonstration homestead. Her Texan raised beds, medicinal plants, an orchard, quails and chickens and compost have also served to be a place to abandon perfectionism and embrace experimentation. Michelle has taught in numerous schools over DFW sharing with her students her favorite activity, getting to know the plants that God grows in the wild places – back alleys and parking strips to city parks and forests, where the plants are always in the right soil and the
right place and the growing is free and effortless. Her favorite human adventure has been with
her husband Adam, witnessing their four girls mature into young women.