Summer Foraging at Robert E. Lee Memorial Park

Meet at the boardwalk entrance to the park from the Park n Ride Light Rail Station.

Forage past Relay Hill on other side of Light Rail Tracks, beyond park ranger territory.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I foraged for wine berries and black raspberries today - yum!! Here's a good article about wild food for those who haven't seen it yet: http://www.nytimes.com/2013/05/26/opinion/sunday/breeding-the-nutrition-out-of-our-food.html?_r=0

    July 7, 2013

  • Regina M.

    This is nice to know, thank you Martha! It an important fact. I need to see the plant again. It takes awhile for things to sink in.

    July 5, 2013

  • Martha S.

    So it appears that Lamb's Quarters have more calcium than any other plant studied, though I didnt check out the source. That means it is good for vegans, since it is difficult to get enough calcium without animal products. That was the plant we found along the asphalt path on the way past the picnic shelter. Check out this link!: http://firstways.com/2011/06/12/lambs-quarters-ancient-and-tasty/

    I mentioned that my Hispanic acquaintances cook it and make soft tacos with it. They gave me some to try but I would have cooked differently. It was a bit bland for me! Which is odd since this plant is delicious! I also frittered this the other day and it was wonderful.

    July 4, 2013

  • Regina M.

    Wonderful, Martha! Thank you. Yes, I agree we should have a cooking class. My curser hops around on its own will, so often, before correction, emails get sent with individulal letters insurted anywhere, hense - goa. l - glad you could still understand.

    July 3, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Almost completely wild foraged dinner tonight! I picked Queen Anne's Lace flowers to make fritters but had leftover fritter making ingredients, so wild lettuce tops, and lamb's quarters got frittered too! Topped off with local organic blueberry jam that I made with local wild honey. Yum all around!
    The parts that were not foraged were egg, almond milk, wheat flour, salt and pepper. I have neighbors with eggs, chicken and duck, but I couldnt get any for tonight...Not bad for foraging dinner!!

    July 2, 2013

    • Regina M.

      Wow, that's wonderful ! That's my goa. lI'm still a bit unclear on how to make the fritters. How do you make the batter stick to the Queen Anne's lace and what kind of oil do you cook them in.

      July 3, 2013

    • Martha S.

      Beaten egg and milk in one bowl, flour or cornmeal with salt and pepper in another bowl. Dip flowers in egg mixture then in flour mixture. Fry in olive or grapeseed oil at a medium high temperature-to absorb less oil-for a few minutes on each side. I guess we should plan that cooking class!

      July 3, 2013

  • mlmoore30

    Ended up out of town. sorry to have missed.

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great!

    July 1, 2013

  • Randy T.

    Sad I missed this. I was late and it was pouring. The picks look great though!

    July 1, 2013

  • David H.

    I had a wonderful time. Martha and Eric, thank you very much for leading us. I will let you know how the garlic mustard pesto turns out. I will post plant photos and the group photo soon.

    June 30, 2013

  • David H.

    I had a wonderful time. Martha and Eric, thank you very much for leading us. I will let you know how the garlic mustard pesto turns out. I will post plant photos and the group photo soon.

    June 30, 2013

  • David H.

    I am excited! It looks like the rains will hold out at least until 2 PM, giving us a good 3 hours to forage. I like the convenient place to park; thanks for marking the map with the arrow.

    June 30, 2013

  • Randy T.

    I hope it's ok but I'm bringing my 2yr old. He loves the outdoors.

    June 30, 2013

  • Martha S.

    oops, typo, NOT allow us to take...

    June 30, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Park rangers now patrol the entire trail past the light rail tracks. I told them we were coming and they will now allow us to take anything that isnt invasive. Luckily with all the recent rains, the garlic mustard has put out a new crop of leaves. The wineberry is just beginning to fruit. @Hanah, If you have any books on foraging, bring them along. You can write notes in the margins! Some people bring paper to take notes on...

    June 30, 2013

  • Hanah G.

    Hello! I am completely new and this will be my first meetup with you guys. Is there anything specific we need to take with us? Can't wait to meet you all!

    June 29, 2013

  • Chris

    Sorry, something came up. Will try for the next one!

    June 27, 2013

  • Martha S.

    I made Wild foraged Elderflower Fritters yesterday for breakfast!

    June 24, 2013

  • Martha S.

    Two hours should be fine unless anyone wants to go longer. Not sure the distance we will go, but past the light rail crossing so that we are out of the ranger patrolled park.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Will be there unless I have to go out of town.

    June 23, 2013

  • David H.

    I was thinking maybe around two hours, but I will defer to Martha's superior knowledge as to the duration of the forage.

    June 23, 2013

  • David H.

    I was thinking maybe around two hours, but I will defer to Martha's superior knowledge as to the duration of the forage.

    June 23, 2013

  • Renee W.

    Just curious how far and for how long the exploring will be.

    June 22, 2013

  • Harold O.

    There is a prepper group of Maryland doing an event on edible plants. Thought you might be interested. http://www.meetup.com/survivalism-157/events/118606912/

    June 21, 2013

  • Dawn B.

    yay!! I am pretty sure we can make it! so excited!

    June 18, 2013

  • Regina M.

    can't wait...

    June 17, 2013

  • David H.

    I am so excited about learning this cool skill.

    June 17, 2013

  • David H.

    Martha, thank you so very much for leading the group. Sorry about getting the date wrong - Sunday the 30th at 11:00 is perfect for me. I am so excited about learning this cool skill.

    June 17, 2013

  • Martha S.

    I can go/lead that day. Not sure if Burdock is in that location but we can look. Burdock takes quite a bit of digging and the park rangers will not be too happy about it...Garlic mustard is almost over, and the lettuces are bitter by now. Berries are coming in soon though!!

    June 17, 2013

  • Martha Stauss changed the date and time to Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 11:00 AM

    June 17, 2013

  • David H. changed the location to Lake Roland

    June 10, 2013

  • David H.

    It sounds like Robert E. Lee Park is the first choice for our forage, so I will set that as our tentative location. If our group leader(s) would like to change the location, I will do so.

    What do you guys think about having it on Sunday, June 29th? Hopefully we can find an experienced forager to lead us within 3 weeks.

    June 7, 2013

  • David H.

    It sounds like Robert E. Lee Park is the first choice for our forage, so I will set that as our tentative location. If our group leader(s) would like to change the location, I will do so.

    What do you guys think about having it on Sunday, June 29th? Hopefully we can find an experienced forager to lead us within 3 weeks.

    June 7, 2013

  • kate l.

    I would love to meet you all and forage soon!! Sundays work for me

    June 7, 2013

  • Jackie

    Eric, Are you up for what has been suggested???

    June 7, 2013

  • Regina M.

    I too will definitely come if I can. Robert E. Lee is my first choice, then Stony Run, Herring Run Park, and then Gwynn's Fall/Leaking Park. All are O.k this is just a preference.

    June 6, 2013

  • David H.

    Sundays work for me; I just hope we can find someone who can lead the group. I can only identify four edible weeds: dandelion, chicory, plantain, and clover. I am excited about learning to identify more edibles especially burdock and cattail.

    June 6, 2013

  • Jon

    I will definitely join if the time works for me. I live close to re lee

    June 6, 2013

  • Jackie

    Robert E. Lee would be good. We were there very early spring, perhaps too early. This time we could go along the lake on the other side of the train tracks. And I'd like it on a Sunday.

    June 6, 2013

  • Devin K. L.

    Looking forward to meeting the group and eating some weeds.

    June 5, 2013

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