Don’t let the art of working with your natural environment pass you by.
Make sure to take The Summer Tree Institute up on their kind offer.

Uses of Native Desert Plants
~ Yesterday and Today ~

Upcoming lecture: Uses of native desert plants – yesterday & today

Featuring Botanist, Robin Kobaly

You are invited to experience a three-hour class offering a fascinating
look at ancient and tribal uses of desert medicinal and food plants,
and demonstrating ways to adapt those uses to fit today’s needs.
Find out why these powerful native plants’ survival strategies make
them so useful to us today. Explore which native food and healing
plants can be used successfully, and explore the many other benefits
of growing these amazing herbal remedies, edible oddities, and
utilitarian providers. Class includes demonstrations and samples.

It’s fun learning how our native desert plants can serve as food,
art, utensils, and healing remedies for humans. Each
class includes an
interpretive walk through nearby native plant
settings with tips on identifying
and harvesting native plant species.

Saturday, May 8, 2010

Covington Park Community Center
11165 Vale Drive, Morongo Valley, CA

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Saturday, May 15, 2010

61732 29 Palms Hwy., Joshua Tree, CA
(Next to Teacakes Bakery)

12:30 – 3:30 pm

Join Native Plant Expert:

Robin Kobaly – Botanist, Founder and
President of Power of Plants,
and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute

Robin will introduce you to the surprising uses of
plants growing throughout the southwest desert,
some in your own back yard. She will demonstrate
preparation methods and provide samples of plants
that can be used for food, tools, medicine, and fun.

Our mission is making environmental education irresistible,
and we hope you will join us on one of our upcoming adventures in outdoor education. You’re guaranteed to have fun learning!

The SummerTree Institute

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