Learn to identify and appreciate basic edible and medicinal uses of wild plants and shrubs of late summer and early fall. Students will explore plant life in Normandale’s expansive natural setting and learn how to utilize them for food and medicine. Plants and shrubs that are typically encountered and readily identifiable at this time include arrowhead, aster, catnip, goldenrod, plantain, Queen Anne's lace, sow thistle, sumac, wild grape, wild plum, yarrow, and many others! But, who knows? We may also encounter some poisonous plants such as baneberry, Jack-in-the-pulpit, Virginia creeper, and still others.