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Put in some dirt time

The plan:

Meet in the grassy part to the east of York rd. We will briefly go over the responsibilities of a forager then split into groups. We'll put some foragers with more experience with those of less or no experience. When we split up with our groups I would like every group to go in a different direction on a different trail. Your group doesn't need to identify and go over everything while on the trail. The idea this time is to collect good specimens and bring them back to our meeting spot to identify and share them. Bring back what ever you think is interesting or you know is an edible or medicinal. If you don't know what some of the plants you bring back are, we will work as a group to try to ID the plant, if someone in the group can't already. We will do about two hours of exploration.Be able to ID poison ivy and poison oak.

I would like to encourage car pooling if possible. It will be hard to find parking for everyone and it is a bit out of the city. If you need a ride send me a message and I will see if I can pair you up with someone in your area.

Dress in preparation of rocky hills, tics, poison ivy, long grass, chiggers, briars, stickers, hitch hikers, joggers, beaver attack and elves.

Bring with you:

Drinking water

Decent shoes for in the woods (that can also get wet)

Bag and/or basket for collecting

Scissors or snips

Field guides


Note book

A couple new ideas:

Wear name tags

Bring a camp stove and some prep foods

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  • Mangy White B.

    Thank yall for coming out. I hope everyone had a good time and learned some new stuff. I know I did, thanks to Nick. If anyone got some good photo's please post them here and they may get a label stuck to them. Also, Katlin could you share your notes with the group? See you all on the next round up.

    September 19, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    So much fun. In places with few edible plants, Eric found other topics in bushcraft to show us. His organizing is flexible and responds to local situations. Nick filled us in on many topics in foraging and in bushcraft in his good natured way. Having either of them lead a field walk is enjoyable. Having both of them in the same Meetup is a great learning experience and fun.

    September 17, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a good meet up, I believe all who attended enjoyed the outing and learned some new wild edibles.

    September 17, 2012

  • Katlin F.

    It was a great, educational event! Though directions on where everyone was to meet could have been a little clearer.

    September 16, 2012

  • Katlin F.

    Oh, too bad we didn't see your comments earlier Bonnie. There is a place before the bridge where you can park on both sides. On the East side down the hill was a grassy meadow where we met. :/ Hopefully next time you'll be able to join in!

    September 16, 2012

  • Mangy White B.

    Katlin, I don't think we will have time for the cookery part of this adventure. I also don't think many folks chimed in to the idea.

    September 16, 2012

  • Katlin F.

    Hm...don't have a local field guide, but I can bring the rest. What kind of prep food(s) should I bring?

    September 15, 2012

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