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Nature's Feasts and Pharmacy - Foraging, Preparation and Meal ($25)

This class is mostly hands-on and experiential, learning how to use the plants that we identified on the Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk the day before. We will positively identify and gather abundant species, then take them to a private kitchen where you will learn how to prepare them into a meal. Be prepared for tastes you had no idea even existed! It has been said that every new taste prolongs your life ~ let this be an experience of longevity in the making!

Note: This workshop is being led by Sarah Murray, who has taught the edible and medicinal uses of plants in Europe and the US for the past 30 years. Her former husband, François Couplan, is the author of the Encyclopedia of the Edible Plants of North America. She was one of the first women in Europe (1980's) to lead "soft" survival trips, where wild plants made up 100% of the harvest (no animals) in week-long and 2-week-long treks into nature.

Bring: A notebook and pen, camera, or however you can best take notes, a few bags for gathering plants and some water (and a snack, if needed). Dress accordingly for weather. Fees: $20. Contact: Sarah Murray (302)[masked] or email [masked]. See also

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  • Sarah M.

    Saturday's walk was great! We found lots of plants, most of which are edible, and many of them will be used in tomorrow's feast! There is still room for those who want to do something really fun, educative and delicious!

    September 7, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    As I mentioned for Saturday, you may want to wear long pants and solid shoes, as we will be walking in some prickly places.

    September 5, 2013

  • Adam

    Sarah, would my wife and I be able to fully participate in Sundays activities if we miss Saturday ? Unfortunately cant make Saturday but would love to come out Sunday if it makes sense, thanks !

    August 30, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Hi Adam, that is not a problem. We will still do identification, but it will be less accessed on the information about the plants, and more on how to harvest and prepare them into a meal. You will certainly get as much out of it as you would have on Saturday, and there are no prerequisites for this class. Thanks for asking, and see you on Sunday!

      September 3, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Watercress is on the menu! As well as Chickweed (!), Dock (of course), Wood Nettles, Wood Sage (Perilla) and much more. We will explore the passage of a gas line, that gets mowed periodically, and has an incredible wealth of edible (and a few non-edible) plants.

    August 30, 2013

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