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This is a group for anyone interested in learning about edible wild plants and mushrooms.

Eat the Neighborhood is run by Dave Odd of Odd Produce Inc., Chicago's only full time professional forager. He has been providing foraged local products to Chicago's finest restaurants since 2009. He provides foraging walks and tours of local Chicago neighborhoods and parks to teach people about nature's bounty right in their own backyards.

Specializing in urban foraging, Dave can identify over 1,000 species of edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms and guarantees at least 50 different species per walk. Many walks are paired with local Chicago restaurants which offer a prix fix meal composed of many of the plants and mushrooms seen on the walk. He also has property in Iroquois County IL available for overnight intensive survival campouts and more.

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Eat the Parks: Gomper's Park Foraging Tour

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Join Chicago's only full time professional forager Dave Odd for a walk around Gomper’s Park to see all the wild and wonderful edible plants and mushrooms that grow right in the city. Guaranteed to learn about at least 50 edible plants and mushrooms! Meet at the parking lot next to the basketball court just south of Foster on Pulaski next to The Salvation Army.

$40 a person, pairs $70. Group rates available.

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-the-parks-foraging-walk-gompers-park-tickets-143848511771

Call or text Dave Odd at[masked] for questions or group rates.

Eat the Neighborhood Berry Fun Foraging Walk: Carnivore Oak Park

Carnivore Oak Park

Forage with Chicago's renowned professional forager Dave Odd. Learn over 50 species of edible plants and possibly some mushrooms too! Followed by a wonderful meal made from the the foraged things seen, focusing on the berries of the season, marvelously prepared by chef Brad Knaub and Erik Williams. Berries will be in season!

$40 per person for the walk, group rates available.

$25 per person for the meal. Includes one beverage.

GET TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-the-neighborhood-berry-fun-foraging-tour-carnivore-oak-park-tickets-156940957629

Call or text Dave at[masked] for questions or group rates.

Eat the Zoo! Licoln Park Zoo Extended Foraging Tour!

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An extended edible plant identification walk around and through the Lincoln Park Zoo! Meet right in front of the Hans Christian Andersen Statue at 2020 Cannon Drive. The goal is to see 100 edible/medicinal plants throughout the day (double the usual amount) and we get to see animals too (also technically edible :p). Pack dinner or bring some money for concessions. There will be a break around 5.

$50 per person. $90 per couple. Family/Group rates available (see tickets).

BUY TICKETS HERE: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/eat-the-zoo-lincoln-park-zoo-foraging-tour-tickets-160223668305

Call or text Dave at[masked] for information.

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