September 2018

16Sept(Sept 16)9:00 AM(Sept 16)9:00 AMEdible & Medicinal Plants of the Uinta Mountains: Herb WalkUintah MountainsEvent Type:Environment


(Sunday) 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM


Uintah Mountains

Event Description

Edible & Medicinal Plants of the Uinta Mountains: Seasonal Herb Walk

Ascending to a staggering 13,528′ the Uinta Mountains of Northeast Utah are the most massive in the state. Cloaked with thick coniferous forests and dotted with over 1,000 mountain lakes the area is absolutely teaming with biological life. Of special note are the multitudes of useful plants found growing in the region. Join us in the montane high country as we beat the summertime heat while also discovering together the diverse array of both edible and medicinal plants found growing within this spectacularly rich bioregion. Historical and modern medicinal applications will be covered along with any edible and/or utilitarian potential. Tips on basic/intermediate plant identification will be offered with a special emphasis on plant family characteristics as well as differentiating poisonous look-alike plants from their beneficial counterparts. Legal & ethical harvesting guidelines and information about at-risk medicinal plants will also be covered. And given the season, you can bet edible & medicinal berries (and possibly even monsoon season mushrooms) will be an area of special focus.

(Please read the IMPORTANT note below regarding inclement weather/potential class modification)


Near Kamas, UT (carpool networking will be provided to registered students)

Sunday, September 16. 9am-3pm. $50

Detailed directions and other more specific class info (including carpool networking) will be emailed out to the registered/paid students by September 5. IMPORTANT NOTE: this message will be sent to the email associated with your Paypal transaction (and for some people this may not be their primary email).

No refunds will be issued after August 17.

Instructor: Tellur Fenner of the Blue Wind School of Botanical Studies.

Make sure to bring: Water, lunch, notebook, hat/sunscreen, rain gear, umbrella, and a camera.

IMPORTANT NOTIFICATION (Please Read Closely Before Registering/Paying):

As a full-time plant instructor and avid outdoorsman, I’m a rain or shine kind of guy…and it is not uncommon for me to teach field classes out in the elements for days at a time. That said, I’m well aware of the fact that monsoon season in Utah can be SERIOUS (and potentially even dangerous) business. Another major factor at play here is that I will be traveling nearly 1,000 MILES to come teach in your community (I’m based in Northern California). That said, I can’t afford to schedule in a class so far from home only to have it canceled last minute due to unforeseen weather circumstances. Because of this I have devised a creative contingence plan. In the event of extreme weather that would make running a field class hazardous, our back up plan will instead be to run an indoor lecture-style/hands-on workshop on the same subject matter: edible & medicinal plants of the Uinta Mountains. Such a class would occur at a private residence in or near Salt Lake City and would involve identification of a LARGE selection of freshly harvested plant samples…in addition to sampling of a wild variety of wild foods and medicinal extracts from my herbal pharmacy. Basic medicine making instruction/activities would also be a part of such a back up class option. Hopefully it won’t come to this, but if it does I can assure you: this type of class is guaranteed to be VERY engaging and most definitely informative. With that said: PLEASE DON’T OFFICIALLY REGISTER/PAY FOR THE SEPTEMBER 16 CLASS IF YOU AREN’T WILLING TO ATTEND SUCH A MODIFIED BACK UP CLASS. Thanks!

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Phone: 510-290-6841

Interested but don’t have a car? Inquire about carpooling options.

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