Wild Food, Medicinal Plants and Poisonous Plants Biography and Classes taught and written by or about Dr. Thomas M. Zennie

Updated: 2/3/96


Edible, Poisonous and Medicinal Plants, All Day Workshop and Field Trip for West Michigan Sierra Club, Blandford Nature Center, Grand Rapids, MI , March 2, 1996.

Nature's Edibles Article about Dr Tom Zennie in the Grand Rapid Press, Venture Outdoors Section, Saturday January 20, 1996. wriiten by Howard Meyerson.

"Winter Wild Edible Plants"-field trip, Sierra Club, 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" - lecture given. 2nd National Herb Growing and Marketing Conference, Indianapolis, Indiana, sponsored by Purdue University, Department of Horticulture, July 19, 1987. Also article 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, Lafayette, Ind., February 22, 1987.

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

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 by 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."

    Robert Rodale Editorial on "Ascorbic Acid and Vitamin A Contents of Edible Wild Plants of Ohio and Kentucky". 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: 4/29/96