Edible Weeds

I've eaten some of the "weeds" from my garden but would like to be able to identify more. I'm no expert but I do have a couple of weed books. It would be fun to walk around & have somebody point out which weeds are good to eat--if there is no expert maybe the whole group could participate in identifying.

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  • Miae

    Great event. Thank you for organizing it. Fun to learn about edible weeds and very impressed with the edible garden. You guys created a little urban paradise there. Way to go.

    July 29

  • Lauren T.

    I will be bring a friend with me.

    July 26

    • Lauren T.

      Thank you for the amazing event. I learned a lot, loved the tour, and hated to leave before you finished the food preparation. And, the materials you provided are an added benefit. The smoothie was delicious too!

      July 28

    • shakir a.

      You are so welcome Lauren. Your and Josaphine energy was nice and pleasant to bath in. Hope too see u guys next week at 1:00 pm. Bring whoever u like.

      July 28

  • shakir a.

    Most yall Lovlies missed a great class. Hope to see u all next week.

    July 28

  • Jim G.

    Thanks Shakir for making this happen.

    June 3

    • shakir a.

      Your welcome friend. My Pleasure! Truth!

      June 3

  • Jim G.

    Is that really a date? What an organic, fascinating process. Would not miss this for the world.

    June 3

  • shakir a.

    How's that day for u new recruits

    1 · May 19

  • shakir akbar changed the date and time from Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM to Sunday, July 27, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    May 19

  • Laurie

    Uh oh, this falls on June 15th, Father's Day, not sure we will be able to make it :-(

    May 18

  • robb

    would love to learn more.. :)

    June 5, 2013

    • robb

      june 15th is portland lgbt pride parade.. i will be there to celebrate...

      May 13

  • shakir a.

    Lol let me if people want to change the day and time.

    1 · May 12

  • shakir akbar changed the date and time to Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 2:15 PM

    May 12

  • shakir akbar changed the location to 5761 SE Harrison

    May 12

  • shakir a.

    I'd like to do this event at my place in Milwaukie. So Id like to invite everyone over here. 5761 SE Harrison Milwaukie, OR 97222. Ive been going hard on the foraging for the last 2 years and took a course on it last year online. Now waiting for my certification however I feel confident enough to lead this meet up at Milwaukie Village(where I live) showing everyone the edible weeds from our garden and around our lovely Property. Unless someone else wants to take up the flag? anyhow I Ready for this on June 15th. Lets Get a vote. ALL FOR JUNE 15th. SAY I:....

    1 · May 12

  • Terri W.

    I would love to participate, but would prefer an experienced forager such as John Kallas as a guide. It's exciting that the weather is warming and things are starting to sprout and bloom.

    1 · March 10, 2014

  • Brigitte S.

    I would love to come to this if it falls between March 25-30. I did a "wild food" foraging and preparing a meal of what we gathered, class in Austria. I love Purslane... but when you try to juice it, you get slime... ha ha. Look forward to meeting you all.

    March 10, 2014

  • Lianagan

    John Kallas is the guy to lead this. He lives in Portland and is on Facebook.

    http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/johnkallas.html

    December 30, 2013

  • Victoria P.

    Did anyone see the Urban Forager on the new TV show Brew Dogs?
    They made beer in Portland from Yarrow and Chaparral. I felt new interest and joy in wild edible herbs!!

    November 28, 2013

  • Lianagan

    Let's invite John Kallas. He lives in N. Portland.

    http://www.wildfoodadventures.com/johnkallas.html

    October 8, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Meadow Knapweed: Considered a radical invasive by authorities / however came back 25% protein dry matter basis from the forage lab ( sheep,rabbits,goats) and is the #1 bee plant as its length of flowering exceeds everything. Has a tap root and stays green all summer even with cutting.

    August 21, 2013

  • Bill

    We could do this at my place. I do some weeding but not to take all out but just to make room for milder edibles. Meadows Tilth Urban Farm... in Vancouver... just 1/5 of an acre but you will be surprised at the diversity... also no sprays since 1995...

    2 · August 20, 2013

  • darcy

    Be happy to have this at my work if still need a location - not a lot of weeds around here but its a wellness center so we have some nice spaces!

    July 2, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sundays are out for me...

    June 17, 2013

  • Mellissa

    I'm currently wwoofing (volunteering on an organic farm) in central California. I have eaten quite a bit of purslane in salads & soups since I've been here. I'll be back to Portland Oregon (where I live) on June 14th. Hope this group gets together after that date so I can participate! I'd love to know what stuff is growing in my backyard that I can prevent from going to waste.

    1 · June 3, 2013

  • Jim G.

    Revelation of the week: Canadian Thistle

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Jim G.

    http://youtu.be/DNoy2PgC5z4

    Good video on benefits of milk thistle.

    1 · May 12, 2013

  • Kelsey

    I know a lot, but not everything. I just got a ton of resources (books, guides) I can share for the day.

    2 · April 23, 2013

  • Jim G.

    I've been experimenting with adding cow manure to naturally occurring stands of stinging nettle and have transplanted some clumps into my garden.. Has anyone done much with salal? I would like to try jam his year. I would be interested in expert or non expert going around w/a book advice. Always good to be careful of the poisonous look a likes.

    April 23, 2013

  • April Ruth H.

    So I'm in! Are we still looking for a local expert? If so PM me-i know two truly amazing foragers we might be able to tempt.

    March 3, 2013

  • April Ruth H.

    So I'm in! Are we still looking for a local expert? If so PM me-i know two truly amazing foragers we might be able to tempt.

    March 3, 2013

  • Terri W.

    Depending on time and date, but sounds fun.

    February 16, 2013

  • Pamela

    An expert in edible wild plants and weeds would be Dr. John Kallas, PhD. Luckily, he is local. try reading his book "Edible Wild Plants" before foraging. Important things to know first!!!!

    December 17, 2012

  • Kevin F.

    John Kallas (www.wildfoodadventures.com/johnkallas.html) is a local expert on this and i've taken classes from him and have his book. Waiting until spring might be better for greens (dandelion, nipple wart, etc.) but some are still around. I'd like to learn more about mushrooms and I think this time of year is OK for that. I've foraged, prepared (mostly cooked...sorry) nipple wart, dandelion, queen Anne's lace, wild filberts and many berries, wild rose hips, nettles, purslane, and others. There are many other things like wild sweet peas and skunk cabbage that I think I've identified, but haven't been confident enough to try them. I'm also interested in the nutrients and anti-nutrients of all of these. It would be great to get together and exchange info and learn from each other.

    December 16, 2012

  • Rosi G.

    Depends on date and location.

    December 16, 2012

  • Rosi G.

    I know a few edible green weeds. I put them in green smoothies. Also have some ID books. Sounds like a great class.

    December 16, 2012

  • Rusty M.

    Sounds like a good class gathering in the making. I may include two others who are interested depending on date and location. Thanks.

    December 15, 2012

  • Mandy

    I would really like to learn this also, definitely from an expert though.

    October 29, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Do we have any weed experts here? Is Norris Tomlinson part of the group? The weeds I've eaten are a bit hairy, am not sure they'd taste very good raw

    June 7, 2012

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