Montana Native Plant Society Hosts An Evening of Virtual Plant Foraging with Thomas J. Elpel – WYNPS Members Invited!

The Valley of Flowers Chapter of Montana Native Plant Society invites the Wyoming Native Plant Society to join in this virtual! Simply use the Zoom link towards the bottom of this post to attend the program on January 12 at 7 pm. Pre-registration is not required. Free and open to the public – all are welcome!

January 12, 7 pm via Zoom. Wild Plant Foraging with Thomas J. Elpel

Bring your appetite for spring and join Thomas J. Elpel, author of Botany in a Day and Foraging the Mountain West, for an evening of virtual foraging. Learn about the patterns method of plant identification to instantly recognize scores of wild edible plants. Learn to identify and avoid serious poisonous plants while harvesting and celebrating nature’s green abundance. Learn how to feast on wild edibles while maintaining sustainable practices and navigating issues of native vs. nonnative species. Discover new delights you will never find at the store. Connect with nature on a deeper level by meeting, greeting, and eating the plants that share the neighborhood. Become a little more self-sufficient, and a lot more aware!

Bio: Thomas J. Elpel had the rare opportunity as a child to spend hundreds of hours with his grandmother, Josie Jewett. Together they explored the hills and meadows near Virginia City, Montana, collecting herbs, looking for arrowheads, and watching wildlife. Grandma Josie mentored Tom in learning about wild plants and self-sufficiency, igniting a passion for nature that has inspired him ever since. He shares his experiences through classes and writing. Elpel is the founder of Green University, LLC ( and the author/producer of numerous books, games, and DVDs about nature, botany, wilderness survival, and sustainable living.

Simply use the link below to join the meeting in Zoom on January 12. Pre-registration is not required. All are welcome!

MNPS Host is inviting you to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Valley of Flowers Jan Mtg – Wild Plant Foraging with Tom Elpel

Time: Jan 12, 2021 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

Join Zoom Meeting:

Meeting ID: 835 1806 3674

Passcode: 809353


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