Wild Food Foraging, Medicinal Plants and Poisonous Plants

Biography, Lectures, Seminars, Field Trips and Classes Taught by Thomas M. Zennie, Ph.D

Updated 5/11/2012

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants, Guest Lecture, Suspot Health Foods, W. Lafayette, IN, May 9, 2012

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants, Workshop 6 hrs, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Park 100 Learning Center, Indianapolis, IN, April 28, 2012

“The Phytochemical Basis for Native American and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants”, Invited Seminar, Western Michigan ACS, MSU Bioeconomy Institute, Holland, MI , April 4, 2012

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants, Invited Lecture, INPAWS West Central Chapter, W. Lafayette, IN, October 24, 2011

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants, Workshop 6 hrs, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, , Park 100 Learning Center, Indianapolis, IN, September 24, 2011

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Wild Plants, Workshop 6 hrs, Indiana University Purdue University, Indianapolis, Greenwood Learning Center, Indianapolis, IN, April 30, 2011

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants, Lecture and Field Trip, Indiana University/Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), Community Learning Network, Greenwood Learning Center, September 18, 2010

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants, Invited Lecture, Putnam County Annual Pioneers Days, Greencastle, IN, September 12, 2009.

Edible and Medicinal Plants, American Family Preparedness and Emergency Survival Conference, Tippecanoe State Park, Winamac, Indiana, May 6, 2006

Edible and Medicinal Plants, Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants Field Trip. National Trails Day, North Country Trail, Lowell Trail section, Lowell, Michigan, June 1, 2002

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants Field Trip. National Trails Day, North CountryTrail, Lowell Trail section, Lowell, Michigan, June 2, 2001

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants Field Trip. National Trails Day, North CountryTrail, Lowell Trail section, Fallasburg Park, June 3, 2000

Edible, Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Michigan, Hudsonville High School, Hudsonville, Michigan., Senior AP Biology Students, Lecture and field trip, April 28, 1999

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants, West Michigan Nature Society, Blandford Nature Center, Field Trip, September 12, 1998.

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants, Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Short Course, June 13, 1998.

Medicinal and Poisonous Plants of Michigan, Friends of Herbs, Lowell, Michigan, Field Trip, February 14, 1998.

History of Plant Medicine, Aquinas College, Grand Rapids, Michigan, Science Award Banquet, Lecture, April 25, 1997.

Fall Wild Food Foraging, Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI, Short Course, October 19, 1996.

Summer Wild Food Foraging, Frederik Meijer Botanical Gardens, Grand Rapids, MI, Short Course, July 13, 1996.

Wild Food Foraging, Grand Rapids Community Schools, Union High School, Grand Rapids Michigan, 4 Lectures and 3 Field Trips including Wild Food Dinner, Spring, 1996.

Winter Wild Edible Planls Workshop, Sierra Club, Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI , March 2, 1996.

Nature's Edibles, Article about Tom Zennie in Grand Rapids Press, Venture Outdoors section written by Howard Meyerson. January 20,1996.

Winter Wild Edible Plants- field trip, Sierra Club, Grand Rapids, MI, January 13, 1996.

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants-, Lecture and Slide show, Sierra Club., Grand Rapids,MI, September 29,1995.

Wild Edible Plants- class taught with field trips, Grand Rapids Community Education, Union Community School, Grand Rapids, MI, Fall, 1995.

Indian and Pioneer Uses of Plants- class taught with field trips, Zeeland Public Schools, Zeeland, Michigan, Adult Education, Spring 1994.

The Poisindex. Data Center for American Association of Poison Control Centers. Assistant Editor. 1991-4.

Edible and Poisonous Plants of Indiana - invited lecture given. 2nd National Herb Growing and Marketing Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, sponsored by Purdue University, Department of Horticulture, July 19, 1987. Also article with above title as a publication in the proceedings 1987.

Edible Wild Plants - class taught. Purdue University Cooperative Extension Service, West Lafayette, Ind., March, 1987.

Ah! It's Maple Syrup Season - article. Journal and Courier, Newpaper article Lafayette, Ind., February 22, 1987.

Veterinary Toxicology Series of lectures given on poisonous plants to veterinary students in Fall semesters 1986 and 1987, School of Veterinary Medicine, Purdue University. West Lafayette, IN.

Poisonous Plants - lecture given. Indiana Poison Center, 5th Annual Regional Symposium, October, 1986.

Common Weeds Can Make Meal - article about Tom Zennie. Indiana Agri News, April 26, 1985.

Edible and Toxic Wild Plants of Indiana - class taught to agricultural extension agents. Purdue University, West Lafayette, Ind., Spring, 1985.

A Weed is a Weed is... a Meal, to Him - article. Journal & Courier, Lafayette, Indiana, May 8, 1984.

Let Them Eat Weeds - article about Tom Zennie. The Northeastern Alumni Magazine. November/December 1982.

Primitive Technology and Outdoor Survival Skills - class taught
Common Poisonous Plants - class taught
Medicine from Nature - class taught
Wild Food Foraging - class taught
Habitat Institute for the Environment, Belmont, Mass. Spring 1982.

Wild Food Foraging Television show. Evening Magazine, Boston, Mass., Spring, 1981.

Primitive Technology and Outdoor Survival-class taught 
Fall Wild Edible Plants - class taught
Medicine from Nature" - class taught
Habitat Institute for the Environment, Belmont, Mass. Fall/Winter 1980.

Plum Loco - letter to the Editor. The Sciences, Journal of the New York Academy of Science, December, 1979.

Winter Greens - article written. Backpacking Journal, Winter, 1978.

Fishing in the Ohio River and Living off the Land - article written. Cincinnati Post, June 26, 1978. Written by Tom Zennie as guest writer for column "The Riverman".

Wild Edible Plants or Why Eat Hickory Nuts - class taught Communiversity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Spring, 1978

Editorial by Robert Rodale on "Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Contents of Edible Wild Plants of Ohio and Kentucky" journal publication By Tom Zennie. Organic Gardening and Farming, January, 1978.

Plant Systematics- Class Taught at Department of Botany University of Wyoming, Fall and Spring Semester 1976-77

Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Contents of Edible Wild Plants of Ohio and Kentucky, Journal Publication, Economic Botany, January-March, 1977, Volume 31.

Outdoor Survival Skills and Primitive Technology- class taught. Communiversity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio Spring 1976.

Wild Edible Plants - class taught Communiversity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Spring, 1976.

Eat a Weed - article written. Cincinnati Enquirer Magazine, Cincinnati, Ohio, August 3, 1975.

Wild Edible Plants - class taught Communiversity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Fall, 1975.

Wild Edible Plants - class taught Communiversity, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio, Spring, 1975.

Poison Control Board consultant University of Cincinnati Medical Center, Cincinnati, Ohio 1974-1976.


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Created: 1/10/96 Updated: 5/11/2012