Hi all! I noticed the other day that FDR Park has cattails and other marsh plants, so let go discover together what FDR Park has to offer! Get prepared by looking up "edible marsh plants" on the Internets.
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When you re running late, it might be wise to depend less on phone and more on eyes. Not too many small clusters of people looking and talking intensely about the plants. We were 20 feet away from the parking lot for the first half hour at least.
0 · August 4, 2014
I tried to catch up with you all when I got there, I was 20mins late,though I looked around anyway. May we explore FDR park another time soon?
0 · August 3, 2014
I'm so sorry, I should have put my cell number on the announcement. I'll do another couple of tours at FDR Park before winter sets in, but not sure when. Lynn
Alright, no problem, thanks!
Oh, and I did have your cell #. I called two times, but all is well If we shall go again, Yay!!!^_^
damn Lanette! I never checked my phone. Did you try to reach us via meetup?
No I called.
I think I know what went wrong. My phone ringer is a duck call, maybe not the best choice. There were ducks around us yesterday, and so I guess I thought the sound was them and didn't even think about my cell. I see I missed two calls. Guess they were yours. Again, sorry!
Thoroughly enjoyed it!
Friendly people!!! So many edibles I wasn't aware of, and then we stumbled upon an Asia food market. The eats were fantastic!
Sorry to miss this, I wolk up late today and there was no way I was going to make it there on time. Hopefully make it to one of these soon. Have fun!
Lynn is here!
I'm guessing that the FRONT gate is inside the park? I'm all alone at the museum at 9:53. Maybe I'm in the back?
Thanks for the info Lynn, I'll have to research the cultivation of wild plants laws within state parks. See if there is a limit, etc. Perhaps the park employees can point me to the correct statute.
0 · July 31, 2014
Hello, I had been thinking about what to bring when foraging. Perhaps milk for mixing paste or a small griddle in a backpack (if there are BBG pits like along Kelly drive). It would be fun to able to create a good meal rather than pick and eat. Just a thought.
0 · July 30, 2014
Interesting suggestion, and if we were on private property I would say, "let's do it", BUT we're on public property and it's an "educational" tour rather than "foraging". So, sorry, but "no can do". Also, you should know that we have some park employees as members, so I'm extra careful not to cross-the-line and start messing around with their foliage. You can imagine the state of the parks if everyone started harvesting the plants. That's why we do "tiny tastings" of common plants, and not foraging. If someone wants to bring some cattails and other marsh plants to this meetup, that would be cool. Maybe then we could cook something up. Or, better yet, find a place where we can freely forage.
I guess I have to dig out my waders. :-)
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