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MarchMar 02 2024 10:00am - 12:00pm


Foraging Houston
Saturday, March 2, 2024, 10:00 - 12:00 PM

In-Person - 4466 Billy St. Houston, TX 77020
Dr. Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen

Join Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. as he reveals the "weeds" you should be eating and a few that are correct to toss aside. You'll be taught the structural features necessary to properly identify both types of plants, as well as recommendations on how to use the edible ones, and even what they are telling you about your soil. You'll be surprised by how many "weeds" are best killed with a fork!

Class Location and History: Japhet Creek

The Japhet Transition Community (previously the Japhet Subdivision) has a rich history dating back to 1891 - and its modern start began in 1986 with Jim Ohmart and Eileen Hatcher. The couple began purchasing, remodeling, and renting out 11 of the neighborhood homes. It is 3 miles from the Harris County Court House, in the 5th Ward area of Houston, just north of the Buffalo Bayou. Japhet Creek runs through the community.

The Japhet Community includes a community classroom for shared learning used for Permaculture classes and modules by Urban Harvest and Montessori schools.


Mark "Merriwether" Vorderbruggen, Ph.D. is often (somewhat) jokingly described as a scientist raised by wolves. Having an M.S. in medicinal chemistry and a Ph.D. in physical organic chemistry, he brings science into the world of wild edible and medicinal plants. But his true love is plants and the miracles they contain. Since 2008, his website has been one of the top wild edibles/medicinal plant sites on the internet; he's written countless foraging articles for a wide variety of magazines; taught hundreds of foraging walkabout; and wrote the acclaimed book Idiot's Guide Foraging (available on Amazon). In 2020 he made the biggest leap of his life to become the medicine man for Medicine Man Plant Co. where he can finally bring forth the ancient plants that can still help with modern issues. Check out these fusions of science & traditional herbal products at

If you cannot attend the class as scheduled, there are no refunds or substitutions.

Registration will close 24 hours prior to most classes and 48 hours before all Sunday classes.

(After registration you will receive two emails, one is a receipt and the other will be sent 3 days prior to the class with event details that include location, parking and contact information. Contact for questions)


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4466 Billy St. Houston, TX 77020

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