Salad University brings anyone who eats into closer connection with the wild and cultivated plants essential for our thriving. A 40-ingredient salad is the jumping-off point for our inquiry into gardens or wild places. Students learn several dozen plants available in any given season: how to grow and harvest them in an ecologically sensitive way, their health benefits, ways to use them (salad, smoothie, medicine). Following the schedule is more info on how we run a class.
The classes, with Bill Taylor and Jaye Alison Moscariello, are held in gardens where we will talk about and taste 30 or more flowers, herbs, and greens used in salads or green smoothies, that can be harvested in any given season. A green smoothie will be available to sample. Discussion will cover growing timing/tips, and medicinal qualities. The class will end with a small meal of salad, tastes of kimchi, and other foods. Potluck contributions welcome. Seeds are also available (bring envelopes if you have them). Class is by donation ($30 suggested but other amounts ok) or work trade (2 hours in the garden or organizing/outreach BEFORE the class)
We can host groups who want to organize a class at a different time at our farm. We can also travel within the county and beyond if a class is organized; please contact us to discuss options (email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 707-272-1688). Check touchtheearthmusic.com for updates, or call us at 707-272-1688.