Friends Workshop: Edible and Medicinal Plants of Brown Canyon

April 27-28, 2013
Pinto Plant Workshop Weekend Workshop Leaders: Vince and Claudia Pinto of Raven's Way Wild Journeys  


Whether you are a hiker, hunter, bird-watcher, or outdoor enthusiast, you will be amazed at the bounty of useful plants at Brown Canyon in Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge. A whole new world full of mysterious and useful wild plants awaits you as you explore a number of intriguing habitats. During this workshop you’ll learn how to find, identify, collect, process, and cook a wide variety of wild plants using tools that you craft during the class. Learn the Native plants that provide: food, fiber, fire, shelter, tools, medicine, art, and a wide variety of other uses! Registration for these events is required. Overnight workshop cost is $105 for FOBANWR members and $125 for non-members. This includes lodging in Brown Canyon Education Center lodge and three gourmet catered meals (dinner on Saturday, breakfast and lunch on Sunday). The lodge has 8 bedrooms (each with multiple twin beds) sharing 4 bathrooms on two floor levels. Participants must bring their own pillows, bed linens, and bathroom linens and toiletries. Overnight workshops run from Saturday 1:00 PM to about 2:00 PM on Sunday. To learn more about program times, locations, and requirements, go to the Brown Canyon Activity page at the FOBANWR Web site - You can pay registration fees by sending a check with the printable PDF registration form or online by credit card via PayPal. You can also send an e-mail to or call 520-405-5665 for more information.