Spring is here and now is the best time to gather greens. We should find wild spring greens such as dandelion, cleavers, miners lettuce, and of course nettles, the best green of all. Spring mushroom should also be popping up.
Winter is past its hump and the warmth of Spring is thawing the roots of the plants, letting them know it’s soon time to emerge from the ground with the first tender leaves of spring. Wild greens make great, healthy additions to salads, garnishes, soups and teas.
When it comes to nutrition, nothing beats wild greens. These superfoods lift your body to a whole new level of energy and are accessible for anyone. You can juice them, toss them into your smoothies and eat them as a salad. Picking them is a delight to the senses. They don’t come in plastic wrappings, you don’t need to stand in line at the supermarket and stress out. You simply need to go outside, spend some relaxing outdoors time and pick them. It’s impossible to get your food any fresher, more nutrition-packed than this!
The event is $10. $5 for Cascadia Wild, and $5 to the drivers to reimburse for gas and parking permit. We will meet at the Cascadia Wild office at 12:00 pm, and carpool out to Sauvie Island. Sauvie Island requires a $10 parking permit/per car for the day.
Please only sign up for this event if you KNOW that you will be able to attend!
Cascadia Wild is a Portland-based non-profit (501)(3c) organization whose mission is to inspire personal connection to nature and community. The ethnobotany club provides a place where people of all skill levels can come together to practice and share knowledge about wild edible plants.