GardenNews.biz - Jan 16,2017 - Useful Plants Talk
An Evening with Herbalist – Tellur Fenner
Edible & Medicinal Plants of SLO County
Friday, February 17 at 6 PM
The Garden is excited to welcome back Bay Area herbalist, Tellur Fenner of the Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic for an in-depth look at the Edible and Medicinal Plants, Seaweed and Mushrooms of the Central Coast.
This special presentation is $5 for members/$10 for non-members,
payable upon arrival.
No reservations are required.
The central California coast is a region of much geographic, climatic, and floristic diversity. The central coast is home to literally THOUSANDS of noteworthy edible/medicinal plants, mushrooms and seaweeds! Discover some of the historic and modern uses of many useful species growing in SLO County, at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden with herbalist, Tellur Fenner. During this talk we will explore a number of the more common species found growing throughout the region, with a focus on historical as well as modern use.
Topics to be covered include: botany/plant I.D, plant family characteristics, ethical harvesting/processing/preparation methods, edible/medicinal uses, botanical safety issues, and more! This in-depth introductory class should prove to be insightful and rewarding for anyone interested in knowing more about the unique flora of the region.
Tellur is also offering an in-depth, hands-on exploration of medicinal and edible species on February 18-19. Click here to learn more.
TELLUR FENNER is an edible/medicinal plant researcher & educator and has spent the past two decades traveling extensively throughout the country while studying, collecting, and using wild plant foods/medicines from all the major U.S bioregions. During this time period Tellur attended a number of herbal medicine schools and also completed a bachelor’s degree at Prescott College where he majored in the study of western herbalism. As an herbalist of the “generalist” persuasion, he believes in the importance of an interdisciplinary practice which integrates the study of botany, ethnobotany, botanical pharmacy, human physiology, phytochemistry, and other biological sciences. He has taught classes and led trips for the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Berkeley, San Francisco Botanical Garden, Chico State Herbarium, Bastyr University in WA, California Academy of Sciences, Merritt College, California Historical Society, Point Reyes National Seashore Association, Pepperwood Preserve in Sonoma County, American College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, as well as a number of other organizations. In addition to offering regular weekend workshops throughout the year, he also runs a comprehensive 12-month (240 hour) classroom/field based academic program titled: “Edible & Medicinal Plants of California: A Bioregional Exploration”. He is the owner/director of the Blue Wind Botanical Medicine Clinic and Education Center located in Ukiah, CA.