Wild foods are everywhere if you know what to look for! This event is for you if you are interested in trying new things, living sustainably, eating locally and seasonally, cooking with new (often gourmet) ingredients, spending time outdoors, or being self-sufficient (both at home and on the trail) … or even if you just want to lower your grocery bills. The goal of this event is to introduce you to the basic concepts of foraging. You will learn about the benefits, practicality, and limitations of foraging in the modern world. Basic foraging principles, including dietary considerations and foraging seasons, will be covered.
The intention is to have an informal gathering where people interested in learning more about wild foods can meet and talk. The plan is to begin the meal around 6:30 and the lecture around 7:00. Time has been scheduled both before dinner and after the lecture so that we can get to know each other and, of course, explore some of the wild edibles available on site.
We will use either the Pine shelter or Pond shelter as our gathering spot. Herbal teas will be provided. Bring your own place settings and a dish to pass. Also, please feel free to bring foods, tools, handmade items, or whatever for barter or sale.