- September 16, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Immerse yourself in the abundant plant life of Lichgate and see the beauty through the eyes of a botanist. This class will be an introduction to the basics of botany and plant identification.
Explore many edible and medicinal wild plants growing on the grounds of Lichgate while acquiring the tools for identifying characteristics of a core group of plant families. Learn the basic botanical keys in the field, terminology, and recognize the patterns of major plant families.
Please bring a magnifying glass or loupe if you have one.
This class will be held Saturday, September 16th, 10 am – noon.
Tuition is $25.
Please review this link for our school’s tuition and cancellation policies.
Instructor Ghita Heidt has been mesmerized by the world of plants since a young girl, always exploring her surroundings to find out what plants could be used for medicine or food. This fascination for plants continued into adulthood and has turned into a long life passion. For 12 years Ghita had a small natural body care business where she created all kinds of herbal products for people to care for their bodies in a healing and holistic way. Later in life she returned to university to finish her degree in Plant Sciences with the intent to protect the plants and the knowledge of people connected to these healing plants for future generations. Ghita also spends her summers abroad in Spain with forays into France, Portugal and elsewhere learning about the useful plants of these areas and connecting with others that have roots in the botanical world.
Venue: Lichgate On High Road
Venue Phone: (850) 383-6556
Venue Website: www.lichgateonhighroad.org/Address:
Tucked away on three acres in the heart of Tallahassee is a fascinating property hidden from view. A visitor walks down a wooded path and is greeted by a majestic live oak tree shading a soft lawn. This tree, a sapling in the time of Shakespeare, keeps company with something not seen in Florida, an English Tudor-style cottage, which looks as if it comes from the pages of a child’s book of fairy tales. With a steeply gabled roof, diamond-pattern leaded glass windows and stone foundation, the cottage continues its vigil over the gardens, labyrinth and tree surrounding it. A majority of the classes will be held inside the cottage, which is handicap accessible with a ramp in the back of the cottage leading up to the back door. If there is an overflow of parking, signs will direct you to the appropriate lot. There is a restroom in the cottage and portable restrooms outside.