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Minga Workshop: Foraging for Wild Edibles
May 14, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm$50
Come enjoy the wonders of nature by foraging for wild edibles in a late morning/afternoon spring hike! Join avid forager and nerdy biologist Luke Eckstein in celebrating the re-emergence of the spring ephemerals like wild leeks, trout lilies, trilliums and all things green. Whether you’re keen to learn about nature, want to be more self-reliant or perhaps lack a green thumb, foraging is a fantastic window through which to explore the natural world and increase our awareness and respect for its beauty and complexity. Wild foods are very nutritious and often have much higher amounts of minerals and other nutrients than their domesticated counterparts. They can also be used medicinally — and they’re free! Come, deepen your connection with the natural world by digging for roots, picking shoots and smelling the flowers with us!
You will learn:
- Identification of plants and mushrooms
- Sustainable harvesting
- Risks, hazards and safety