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Foraging for Wild Edibles
May 4 @ 11:00 am - 2:00 pm$15.00
Gathering plants from the environment was an activity all of our not-so-distance ancestors practiced. There are many edible plants that live in the same places as we do that can be harvested throughout the year. Some wild edibles can be used as seasonings, while others make great side dishes, main courses, or desserts.
In this workshop, led by earth skills expert, Fern Truitt, we will explore some of the local plants and their uses. With hands on experience, participants can start using these plant to enrich their lives.
We will start off with learning the “big four”: Oak, Cattails, Grasses, and Pine Trees. By learning the uses of these four plants, you will be able to find food anywhere in this country at any time of year, with the exception of the arid desert. We will then make up some teas and gather some common plants that grow in most of the United States.