Foraging for, and Preserving Edible Native Plants and Their Fruits (new elective)


Instructor: Fred J. Bess, Horticulturist & Arborist

Sunday, September 16 | 9 – 1:30 p.m.

Location: Birmingham Botanical Gardens

Members $45 | Non-members $50

Our forests and fields, and even our own landscapes are home to several species of edible plants, many of which are frequently overlooked. Leafy greens, seeds, nuts, tubers and fruits abound in autumn. Learn which ones make good eating and those to avoid. Time will be spent in The Gardens to see some of these plants and to learn how and where they grow. Class participants will engage in making a variety of imaginative jams or jellies and other creations to take home.



Refunds (minus a $15 processing fee) given if notification is made at least 10 business days prior to class start date. (You are always welcome to send another person under your registration if you cannot attend.) A $15 processing fee will be charged for class transfers at any time. We reserve the right to cancel classes due to lack of participation; if we cancel a class as such, we will issue a full refund. Please be aware that we strive to hold classes regardless of weather, so plan accordingly. In the unlikely event a class has to be cancelled due to inclement weather, we will attempt to notify you, and a refund (minus a $15 processing fee) will be issued.