ISO local Mid-Atlantic area Flora education/information

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  1. caspice

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    A recent post by Zoomie (https://bushcraftusa.com/forum/thre...-my-outlook-of-the-woods.206827/#post-3505581) peaked my interest.


    Do any fellow Mid-Atlanticeans know of organized/structured local flora class offerings in our area? My specific interest is increasing my knowledge and ability in identifying “usable” plants.


    My internet-fu is, thus far, ineffective in locating any formal courses that focus on the desired discipline. The majority of local offerings found deal with identifying invasive species and preserving native species.


    There is a host of online content and I have several field guides that are good references. But you can sometimes enhance learning in a more structured environment.


    A few local online resources:


    http://www.marylandplantatlas.org/index.php

    http://botany.si.edu/dcflora/

    https://mdflora.org/

    http://www.howardbirds.org/fungi_book/fungi_intro.htm



    Appreciate information on additional resources.
     
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    Check out Meetup, they have several local groups that revolve around foraging/wild edibles. I also know the Natural History Society of Maryland holds workshops on edibles.
     
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    Appreciate the response. Was not familiar with the NHSM. According to their events calendar, just missed a wild edible walk held two weeks ago. Good resource.

    Never heard of "Meetup" but looked it up (interesting site) and found some pertinent links for locals.

    https://www.meetup.com/Foragers-of-Baltimore/
    https://www.meetup.com/Baltimore-Bushcraft-and-Primitive-Skills/
    https://www.meetup.com/DC-Metro-Primitive-Skills/
    http://www.primitive-skills.com/
     

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