Wild edibles walk

The Wild Edibles walk will take place at The Wild Garden on Saturday, May 25 in Johnston, RI at 10am ending at 12noon (or thereabouts), rain or shine. There are over 50 wild edibles on a compact acre which makes this a very walkable adventure, although sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing along with bug spray are recommended. What should you expect on this walk? Info handouts with space to make your own notes; sampling previously prepared wild delectables and forest drinks; teaming up with a partner to gather plants for a communal wild salad; recipes to take home; new cool friends! Fee is $20 per person, 15 people max. Please contact me in advance to save your place. Happy Trails!

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  • Jenny

    Hi Karen, I will certainly be there on the 13th.

    July 1, 2013

  • Tamara M.

    Karen, please save a spot for me for both the 13th and the 27th. I'd also be interested in the cooking class. Thank you!

    July 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I would attend both. I also want to bend peoples ear on sprouting wild edibles. Obviously, many wilds, like Dandelion and Curled Dock produce thousands of seeds. My plan is to collect seeds from these two species and possibly others for sprouts during the winter.

    June 30, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hmm...research homework. :)

      June 30, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Love the idea. I have a bagfull of plantain seeds and I've tried to sprout some of them, but they became mucilaginous. There's some beautiful amaranth here that's 3 feet tall now and producing a huge amount of seeds. I wonder...

      June 30, 2013

  • Laurie M.

    Please post these as meet-ups! I would definitely be interested.

    June 30, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Okay. I'm not so computer savy and will have to have help once again to post them as meetups. Waiting for my daughter to get home, lol.

      June 30, 2013

  • Karen T.

    It's been way too long to say this, but thank you Kathy! It gave me so much pleasure to have you all here even though it was a dreary, rainy day.
    I'm having 2 more Wild Edibles walks in July: Saturday, July 13 and Saturday, July 27. If anyone is interested in knowing wild plants and eating several dishes made from them as well as wild drinks , please post your request here.
    I'm thinking of having a "Cooking with Wild Plants" class in August
    if there's interest generated from the walks. (I have aprons!) Fee for either of these 2 1/2 hour classes is $20.

    1 · June 29, 2013

    • Daureen

      I would be interested in attending at least one, if not both of the walks, as well as the cool meet-up. Thank you!

      June 30, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Let me know for sure and I'll save a spot for you. Thanks!

      June 30, 2013

  • Jenny

    I'd sure be interested to join in on one of those July Saturdays, probably the 13th. I'd also love to do the Cooking with Wild Plants.

    June 29, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Great! Just let me know for sure if you're attending the one on the 13th by July 10.

      June 30, 2013

  • Kathy

    Karen did such agreat job hosting and teaching this walk in her own wild & wonderful backyard. She had a wealth of knowledge to share and answered everyone's questions (there were a lot!). She even made tasty teas, stuffed wild grape leaves, garlic mustard pesto, pizza, and Japanese knot weed muffins and fruit roll-up thingies. Oh and I can't forget the mugwort soup! Everywhere I look now, I see mugwort, begging to be picked. Thanks Karen!

    1 · June 6, 2013

  • wendy

    I just found you! I wish I could join you today but impossible. will you be going on another walk in the next while. I know some edible plants but not so many locally. I'm really interested in learning the fungi, too!

    May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Problems, I'm not going to be able to make it. :-(

    May 24, 2013

  • Karen T.

    The Wild Edibles walk is ON for this coming Saturday, May 25 rain or shine! However, I was advised that the huge number (72) is inaccurate since members had merely expressed INTEREST in attending one. (Whew, that's okay with me! That would be a lot of prep for food, drink, and handouts.) So, what I REALLY NEED is for anyone who is actually planning to come Saturday at 10am: please EMAIL ME HERE so that I'll know how many are coming. My original description stated 15 people, but I can stretch the max to 20. If there are over 20 people who contact me here, I'll have another walk from 2 - 4pm. I can't wait to show you wild food, to hear what you think about the wild flavors, and to get us all into some "wild" conversations! PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL WITH THE NUMBER OF PEOPLE IN YOUR GROUP. Thanks so much, and happy trails!

    May 20, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Jenny, thanks - you're already on the list.

      May 21, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Thanks Jillian! My skills at maneuvering through sites new to me are unnerving at best, and I appreciate your confirmation. As a tactual, old school painter, it bordered on the macabre when I had to learn Constant Contact as editor of the Portsmouth Arts Guild newsletter, Lol. See you Saturday.

      May 22, 2013

  • Nora V.

    OK then. How do we sign up if the page has it listed as full?

    April 27, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Oh, sorry you can't make it Nora! I have done weed walks in Providence and other parts of the state, but most of them are here because of the convenience of heating and refrigeration sources, and because the wild plants are in a condensed area. When I see a wild plant that I don't have, I dig it up and invite it to live here. (One of my neighbors hinted strongly that I should see about the profusion of dandelions on the front lawn. I told her I was trying to get RID of the lawn - they're the reason I have 12 bottles of dandy wine brewing in the dining area.) Anyway, I'm doing a presentation, but not necessarily a weed walk at the opening of Sou Wisdom in Portsmouth on June 1. It's located in the same

      May 21, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Oops! As I was saying...Soul Wisdom is located next to The Green Grocer in Portsmouth.

      May 21, 2013

  • Tamara M.

    Hey there! I don't recall getting an email about this:-( but can I please be 'wait listed' in the event that someone needs to cancel? Thanks!

    April 26, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Hi Tamara, post a request here and I'll put you on the list. I need a final count of the people who are coming so that I can prep food, drinks, and handouts. Thanks!

      May 20, 2013

  • Daureen

    Yes, can someone please clarify/fix this? ... it says "74 attending" but the original text says "15 max" ...so is there room or not? How do we know and get on the list? Thank you.

    April 28, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Hope you received my email about signing up. I extended the group to include 20 people, and the way you sign up is to email me if you are attending. I will have another walk from 2-4pm, but only if more than 20 people want to come. (I think the 70+ number was the amount of people who were interested only.) If you'd like to come on Saturday, let me know. Thanks!

      May 20, 2013

  • Jenny

    72 are attending? That seems a little high in number. Surely it will be difficult to get close enough and hear anything said if there is anything even approaching just 20 people, let alone 72! Is there a fee to be part of this enormous group?

    May 20, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Hi Jenny, I just posted a clarification on the Wild Edibles walk. As far as I know, I have only received 4 confirmations a few weeks ago. I need people to send an email to sign up. I extended the number to 20 which I've done before. (70plus? Eek!) I will also have another walk and tasting on the same day from 2-4pm, but only if the 10am-12noon fills up.There s a lot of food and drink prep.

      May 20, 2013

  • Hope M.

    Unfortunately, I have a schedule conflict. Good news for someone on re wait list. Have fun... I'll have to catch another one.

    May 20, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depending the date and time I would love to attend and learn.

    May 6, 2013

  • Karen T.

    To all: I see that the site says the Wild Edibles walk is filled up, but this is a mistake and must have been grouped with Susan's Wild Medicinals. This is a separate walk at a different location (Johnston - see above description) and you can still sign up. Thanks!

    April 26, 2013

  • Karen T.

    The Wild Edibles walk will take place at The Wild Garden on Saturday, May 25 in Johnston, RI at 10am ending at 12noon (or thereabouts), rain or shine. There are over 50 wild edibles on a compact acre which makes this a very walkable adventure, although sturdy shoes and appropriate clothing along with bug spray are recommended.
    What should you expect on this walk? Info handouts with space to make your own notes; sampling previously prepared wild delectables and forest drinks; teaming up with a partner to gather plants for a communal wild salad; recipes to take home; new cool friends! Fee is $20 per person, 15 people max. Please contact me in advance to save your place.
    Happy Trails!

    1 · April 18, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Yikes! I hit the wrong key. Your spots are saved, Jenny, and so are yours Kathy. Look forward to seeing you here.

      April 26, 2013

    • Karen T.

      To all: I see that the site says the Wild Edibles walk is filled up, but this is a mistake and must have been grouped with Susan's Wild Medicinals. This is a separate walk at a different location (Johnston - see above description) and you can still sign up. Thanks!

      April 26, 2013

  • Susan

    For anyone participating in this walk, you are in for a great experience with Karen. I have known her since the late 80's in the capacity as sister herbalist, student, friend and coworker, and is, in my opinion, an excellent woman of the woods and fields. I don't know anyone who is better with wild edibles in RI. You will learn a lot!

    April 18, 2013

    • Karen T.

      Hi Susan, thanks for the endorsement! Although I've been doing this all my life as you have, it was you as the original Herbwyfe who clued me in that it was actually something anybody would be interested in. Wow, that was so many years ago. Thank you, Ms. Herbwyfe, hope your walk is as interesting as the first one I attended with you!

      April 26, 2013

  • Jenny

    I would like to take part in this and probably bring my 11-year-old niece as well. Is there still room to join?

    April 18, 2013

  • Kathy

    I'll bring along a couple must-have books to refer to during the walk.

    April 17, 2013

  • Shalonne Werthessen H.

    Aww - we won't be able to go - we'll be away for Memorial Day Weekend. Hope everyone has fun!

    April 17, 2013

  • Shalonne Werthessen H.

    As long as its on a weekend, we can go.

    April 11, 2013

  • Darlyn G.

    This sounds so interesting! I'm looking forward to it! I hope it's in May and on a weekend too. Also, can kids come?

    March 21, 2013

  • Sharon F.

    ike to do this sounds good looking forward to meet everyone new to this meetup

    1 · March 17, 2013

  • Kathy

    Looking forward to this. I know a bit about wild edibles, and will bring a couple excellent books with me.

    March 16, 2013

  • Susan

    I am a member of this group and have been in touch with the organizer to lead a medicinal wild plant walk. We can also touch on some edibles. Will be posting date and location soon. Will be held either on Saturday afternoon or Sunday morning, probably in North Kingstown. Still a little bit early for plants. Thinking mid to late April for date. I am not the person who originally posted this wild edibles walk.

    March 16, 2013

  • Jenny

    I'd like to know if this is going to happen. The more notice the better, and yes, I hope it's on a weekend too.

    March 16, 2013

  • Shalonne Werthessen H.

    Would love to do this! Hoping it will be on a weekend.

    March 16, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes, hopefully it is not taking place during business hours.

    March 15, 2013

  • Hope M.

    But depends on when it is.

    March 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Our own yards have wilds a plenty, unless your significant other sprayed herbicides. :) Today I ate my first sprouts of dandelion. Takes a lot of them, but they seed readily. www.pfaf.org has a great online database of edible and medicinal plants as well as listing other uses; coffee, straw, dye, etc

    January 21, 2013

  • Tamara M.

    I have been looking for a medicinal and edibles instructor for a long time! It seems I always just miss the class by a day or two. Ugh. I'm new to the group:-) Anyone doing anything this fall/winter that they wish to share? I'm glad I found you all. I've been doing a lot of work regarding permaculture on my own for a long time. It will be good to meet everyone!

    December 19, 2012

  • Amber C

    If you are interested in filling out an application for this summer's weeks, or if you have any questions, please email me at [masked]

    May 8, 2012

  • Amber C

    I will be hosting a few week long plant-identification weeks this summer. They will include wild edibles, simple herbal medicine, and Permaculture ideas. I am offering it as a wwoofing opportunity, but I will also offer it to this group. There is no charge for the weeks, and they inlclude camping here and simple meals. The learning is hands-on and includes a few hours of work on the farm each day, with the afternoon free to go to the beach, to hike nearby trails, to town, or to relax.

    May 8, 2012

  • Eve

    When/where/cost of next Wild Edibles Walk?

    May 8, 2012

  • Eve

    Is there a date and time and price for the Wild Edibles Walk, I know I would be so interested and so would a few friends of mine.

    May 8, 2012

  • Laurie A changed the location to Oak Knoll Wildlife Sanctuary

    March 17, 2012

  • Kathy

    I would advise going on a walk with someone who is very well informed regarding what is edible, and what is not. I've gone with Russ Cohen a couple times, once last year. I bought two excellent books and started collecting on my own (carefully!). I suggest going with Russ so you can pick his brain. Here's his schedule: http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/sched.htm .

    March 16, 2012

  • Kathy

    There is a free talk on wild edibles Thursday, March 22nd in Tiverton. Here's the link: http://www.tivertonlibrary.org/library/?content_id=77 . Should we make an event of it?

    March 16, 2012

  • Laurie M.

    There have been wild edibles walks on the Monastery property in Cumberland, also in Diamond Hill Park.

    March 15, 2012

  • Kelly

    Dighton Rock in Berkley might be a good place, right off of Rt 24, nice foot path

    March 14, 2012

  • ginger

    yes depending on when and where this walk will happen.

    January 23, 2012

  • Kristin

    Into this. I hope we can do it early and build upon learning as the seasons change.

    January 23, 2012

  • Darcy

    Can't wait for this. I would suggest Weetamoo Woods, but collecting isn't allowed.

    January 22, 2012

  • Julie

    Such a great idea! I know a little in theory, but it would be great to have the confidence to actually apply it safely.

    December 5, 2011

  • Karly S.

    I am really interested in foraging and learning different types of edibles! Any book recommendations?

    November 9, 2011

  • A former member
    A former member

    Depending the date and time I would love to attend and learn.

    November 8, 2011

  • Anna S.

    The Cumberland library, next to the Monastery, has a great foot path through the surrounding woods. You can park anywhere around the main building, they're lots of picnic tables and a large playground on site, then pick up the trail at any point. It's about two miles if you just do the main circuit. Otherwise there are additional twist and turns on the path as well as historical buildings. We should go there!!!

    1 · November 7, 2011

  • Kathy

    This meetup sounds like fun. I'd be most interested in going somewhere well away from spraying, mulch, and traffic. I started this as a hobby last spring and it is fun! I'm enjoying some wild-harvestd herbal tea as I write this. Its very rewarding.

    November 6, 2011

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