Foraging Point Pinole

  • March 2, 2014 · 11:45 AM
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Learn to ID and use edible, medicinal, and useful plants and fungi of Point Pinole Regional Shoreline!

We'll meet Sunday, March 2nd, 11:45 AM by the parking lot and start walking the trail by noon, shooting for a return to the parking lot around 3:30 PM.

It will be a moderate to slow pace and rather flat. We will go through grasslands, by a marsh, along the shore, and through some pine and eucalyptus forest. I'll teach you about all the useful species we can find, and try to at least ID any species group members point out (animals are fair game too). We should see a lot of good edible greens in the fields as the spring starts and the shoreline should have plenty of perennial edibles.

I'm requesting a contribution of $10 cash each, but no one will be turned away for lack of funds. Trading and skill-sharing are acceptable.

You may want to bring water and snacks and dress for the weather. A notebook, pencil, and camera would be useful to record species info.

The pier allows fishing without a license, so you may want to bring some tackle and fish before or after the walk.

Buses run to Point Pinole and I encourage carpooling; post a message to arrange rides.

Note: I do not endorse the removal or disturbance of any plant, fungal, or animal life from public lands. I vehemently condemn any selling of wild-gathered foods from public lands and those with such intentions should not attend. However, I believe mindful gathering for personal or family use should be the right of everyone.

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  • Laura A.

    We are here now but haven't left yet. Still waiting for Cyrus. My number is[masked]

    March 2, 2014

  • Joshua L.

    Is there a cell phone number we can call to find you guys if we show up a few minutes late?

    March 2, 2014

  • Alyx

    Hi. Sorry I can't make it. I thought it might be cancelled due to the rain but just saw the post that it's still happening; I don't have good rain gear :-( I hope you have fun and catch you next time!

    March 2, 2014

  • Susan B.

    Would like to commit to this event, but need to reach out to others for carpooling opportunities. Would be very glad to contribute cash for fuel cost. Standing by for a reply from someone who will drive to the meeting site.

    February 16, 2014

    • Joshua L.

      I can pick up and drop off from ashby. Email me at [masked] if interested

      March 1, 2014

  • hanako

    My boyfriend and I would love to attend if we could catch a ride with someone; is anyone driving past Ashby BART on their way?

    March 1, 2014

    • Laura A.

      I can pick you guys up at 11:15. I'll be in a silver Volvo. I tried to email you with my phone number privately but couldn't figure out how to do it!

      March 1, 2014

    • hanako

      Thanks so much... we'll be there at 11:15! I tried sending you an email with my phone number, hopefully it worked! (just in case)

      March 1, 2014

  • Cyrus H.

    There is a slight chance of showers but this will happen regardless!

    1 · March 1, 2014

  • Allison H.

    Child care fail, have to miss it. Have fun!

    March 1, 2014

  • Laura A.

    Babysitting found! Will this happen whatever the weather?

    February 28, 2014

  • Laura A.

    My coming is contingent in getting babysitting. If I do, I'm happy to give rides from north Berkeley.

    February 25, 2014

  • Norma B.

    Being outdoors and admiring the bounty of Mother Nature is always pleastant...

    February 18, 2014

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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