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Join the next Wild Edibles Meet-Up on March 15, 2014

  • Mar 15, 2014 · 10:00 AM

At The Wilderness Center’s March 15th Wild Edibles Meet-Up March 4, 2014, Wilmot, OH – On Saturday, March 15th at 10am, The Wilderness Center will feature a one-hour presentation on identifying, collecting, preparing and eating one of the area’s most troublesome, invasive plants - garlic mustard. Even though there might still be snow on the ground, you can still find you can still find garlic mustard for cooking. Garlic mustard actually contains a natural form of antifreeze, so you can find the basal rosettes even in the early spring. Garlic mustard is an invasive species in the U.S. and can in a short time take over a forest floor, overrunning native species.

“We can do our part to rid the area of garlic mustard by picking it and eating it” said Barb Vitcosky of The Wilderness Center. “It can be used like spinach or mustard greens in many wonderful recipes and is amazingly nutritious.”

The Wilderness Center’s Wild-Edible Meet-Ups are free and open to anyone wishing to learn and share the basics of identifying, collecting and preparing edible wild plants. The March Meet-Up will be held between 10am and 11am on Saturday, March 15th, 2014 in The Wilderness Center’s Interpretive Building. Come dressed for the weather and bring a bag for the greens you harvest, as we will be going on a garlic mustard pull. Recipes and samples will also be featured.

For more information, please call (330)[masked] x20 or email [masked].

The Wilderness Center is a nonprofit conservation organization and nature center whose mission is to connect people with nature, educate people of all ages, conserve natural resources and practice environmental stewardship. TWC is supported entirely through the donations and generosity of our community. ###

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  • Barbara V.

    The March Wild Edibles Meet-Up was fun. About 25 people showed up. The garlic mustard leaves were very small and still bitter but mixed with spinach, they were edible. The fresh field garlic was somewhat tastier. Please be aware that Wild Edibles Meet-Ups are also publicized through The Wilderness Center's monthly newsletter and via

    Even if few are signed up though Meet-Up, we can still have a good turn out.

    March 22, 2014

  • Tom W. P.

    How was the meetup attendance? I couldn't go as I was teaching bee school that day. When is the next one?

    March 20, 2014

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