Adult Programs

Adding Native Edible Plants to Your Garden (online)

Did you know milkweed isn’t just for monarchs? With a little knowledge, this native plant is food for humans, too!

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Did you know milkweed isn’t just for monarchs? With a little knowledge, this native plant is food for humans, too! Though not often considered as edibles, many native plants are wonderful, traditional sources of food. Through storytelling and recipes, presenter Gina Roxas, a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation and a medicinal garden manager, will invite plant lovers to consider native plants differently when planning their next garden. 

In this online presentation, explore the beauty of native plants, uncover their history with the first people of this land, and learn techniques for the responsible harvest and use of these plants in our daily lives. Consider big ideas that will transform the way you think about your garden: 

  • Why do we garden? 
  • What is a food plant, really?
  • How do our actions affect the space around us?

How do I access the online program?

  • A link to join the program will be included in the Order Summary email you receive after registering. Keep this email handy!
  • Click on the link at the scheduled date and time.

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  • This program takes place on Zoom. You will need access to the internet via a computer or mobile device to participate. 
  • Registrants will receive a Zoom link by email. To ensure you receive the link, please add education@mortonarb.org to your address book. Click on the link to join the program at the scheduled date and time.
  • This program will be recorded and available for a limited time to registered participants.
  • Limit 50

Gina Roxas, garden manager, Trickster Cultural Center 

Gina Roxas is a member of the Prairie Band Potawatomi Nation. She is the program coordinator and garden manager at Trickster Cultural Center. Trickster’s garden project shares first voice traditional knowledge of plants native to Illinois to educate, inspire, and invoke a relationship with the natural world. Learn more at tricksterculturalcenter.org

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