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Wild Carrot Class: From Edible to Deadly

  • Bedner's Farm & Greenhouses 315 Coleman Road McDonald, PA, 15057 United States (map)
Wild Carrot Class $20

Wild Carrot! Parsnip, fennel, dill..... The carrot family of plants (also known as Apiaceae) is one of the most edible plant families in our region. Unfortunately, it can also be one of the deadliest. Not because carrots, parsley, fennel, and others are dangerous, but rather because the toxic lookalikes to these plants are also abundant and often grow right next to their edible counterparts. On the flip side of things, it can also be quite simple to identify these plants in the wild with a handful of clues about which is which.

Join us this evening for a wild carrot family introduction, where I will discuss some key identification points for these plants! I'll discuss the area's most common carrot family plants, their lookalikes, and how to tell them apart.

This is only meant to be the introduction course, and there will be upcoming classes and possibly workshops to dive more in-depth into this fascinating topic! So keep your eye out for more information!

Class will run from 3:00-5:00pm

• What to bring
A pen, a good attitude, listening ears, and smiles are usually helpful!

• Important to know
Don't eat any plants unless you're 200% sure of what they are!