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Sun, Jun 26


Shelter at McPherson Park

Caution for Poisons

Take a closer look at poisonous and toxic plants in the landscape.

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Caution for Poisons
Caution for Poisons

Time & Location

Jun 26, 2022, 4:00 PM – 5:30 PM CDT

Shelter at McPherson Park , 1858 7th Ave Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA

About the Event

Learn to recognize the poisonous and toxic species that live in your  bioregion. They can show up on your camping trip or on a walk through the park, and you may even notice them spring up occasionally in your yard or garden. Take a walk with us and identify some of these. Practice  being humble with the umbels. Fun activities will help us commit important botanical features to memory and distinguish look-similars.


  • A water bottle
  • A small bag
  • Tool of choice for harvesting a handful of herbs

Please wear standard attire for hands-on, outdoor learning.

Tell us if mobility accommodations may be needed, as we will cover a good bit of ground during the class.


Sliding scale fee: $25 - $0, based upon your access to resources.

This class is a part of a 4-class series. There is a 20% discount for registering for the series. (See separate Series: Medicinal Wildcrafting registration).

Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.

Please register soon: The class is limited to 20 people.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the class. Please invite friends and family to ensure the event happens as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Guided by Mandy Dickerson, Iowa City Herbalist and Certified TriYoga Teacher, Owner of Plantchanters Garden LLC


Shelter at McPherson Park, 1858 7th Ave Ct, Iowa City, IA 52240, USA


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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