Plant Identification Tour
Audience: Adults, Teens
Duration: 90 min
Level: Beginner & beyond
Learning the basics of plant identification can open a whole world of possibilities in the landscape. Plants for food and medicine, plants for wildlife, ornamentals and landscaping plants abound! And we want to know who they are, right? Join us as we demystify plant identification in simple ways with some key characteristics and features that we can all train our eyes to look for. Some literature and reference material will be provided to each participant, half the class period will be outdoors.
When visiting the farm, please dress for weather and wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes. Also, don’t forget your water bottle!
John Wright is a naturalist, teacher, herbalist, nurseryman and self-taught permaculture geek. He was formally trained as a horticulturist at Ohio State. He has run community gardens for non-profits and faith-based institutions. He has managed large vegetable and herb growing farms. He knows from experience how to grow food anywhere: a tiny inner-city plot, a windowsill, hidden public spaces, and on acres of rural land. He spends his days as a teacher, seed saver, plant-identifier, creative-thinker, and dreamer. He was born and raised and still lives on his education farm in Jefferson, Ohio, Red Beet Row https://redbeetrow.com/about-us/.