What we're about

This is a group for anyone interested in heading outdoors for walks and hikes aimed at correctly identifying, legally harvesting, cooking, and eating a variety of interesting edible plants that grow in the Seattle area!

Kindly note that by being part of this group, you agree that you are personally responsible for anything you harvest and consume -- no group organizers or anyone who we work with that provides information during activities are responsible for your personal choices.

Upcoming events (4)

UpGarden's Re-Dedication Ceremony

300 Mercer St

Here is something for urban gardening fans around Seattle from Seattle Center and Seattle Department of Neighborhoods!

"Help celebrate the re-dedication of the UpGarden P-Patch on August 5, 2021 from 5-8:30pm.

In November 2019, it looked like we were going to lose this garden, but thanks to the efforts of our community, and in co-operation with Seattle Center, we saved the UpGarden from eviction and are making renovations and improvements funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund awards from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

The event starts at 5:00 to meet and greet new and returning gardeners and enjoy light snacks/beverages. There will be a brief ceremony at 5:30 with a a few speakers and thanks to the special people who helped us save the UpGarden. District 7 Councilmember Andrew Lewis, will hold a re-dedication and ribbon-cutting of our newly rebuilt UpGarden, followed by UpGarden’s summer garden party/picnic.

UpGarden is located on the roof of the Mercer Street Parking Garage at 300 Mercer Street.

For more information and to sign up to help with the event, please visit: http://upgarden.org/upgarden-re-dedication/"

Summer Wild Plant Foraging - Part 6: Fruity Antioxidants

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A series of classes with herbalist Rachael Witt offered in the Duvall area every other Thu starting in Jun. Enrollment in one class, several, or all are the options. Program overview, the specific class for the date mentioned in this Meetup posting, and a link for add'l info/enrollment is below.

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The sun is high in the sky and the days are long. Be it alongside a creek, on the forest edge, or emerging from a garden, plants are here to be harvested for food and medicine. This is the time to turn towards plants in their fullest expressions- flowering, fruiting and releasing their seeds.

Join Rachael Witt as she leads us on wild plant expeditions. In these six sessions, we will learn about plant identification, ethical harvesting, the energetics of the season as well as wild edibles and medicinals. We will gather, process and bring home harvested plants, recipes and knowledge to prepare ourselves to live with the season. You are invited to join one class or all.

Part 6: Fruity Antioxidants

It’s true, the wild fruits are full of flavor and flavonoids. Complete our summer series with a wild berry harvest– learning the different ways to process and preserve fruits for food and medicine.

· Date and Time: Thursday, August 12th, 4-6PM
· Location: TBA- Snoqualmie Valley

https://www.wildnesswithinliving.com/classes/summer-wild-plant-foraging

Hands-on Restoration Activity with Forterra: Duwamish Hill Preserve

Duwamish Hill Preserve

This is a volunteer work opportunity with Forterra to help continue restoration work at the Duwamish Hill Preserve, located in Tukwilia.

The Duwamish Hill Reserve was established in 2004 and includes "an outdoor classroom area, the Cultural Garden, an enhanced trail system and continued restoration opportunities for volunteers. The Duwamish Hill Preserve is managed as a public open space preserve dedicated to the conservation and enhancement of its rich Native American cultural history, ecological importance and community impact."

Please sign up to volunteer on September 18 via Green Tukwila: https://form.jotform.com/210205465479153

Read more details here: https://www.tukwilawa.gov/departments/parks-and-recreation/green-tukwila/

Here is a video by Forterra about the preserve: https://youtu.be/bH8VUo5YKt8

Here is more about Forterra: https://forterra.org/

Asynchronous Activity: UW Seattle Indigenous Walking Tour

University of Washington

This is a free self-guided tour of the UW campus from an indigenous perspective. It's written by Owen L. Oliver (Quinault / Isleta Pueblo) who double majored in American Indian Studies and Political Science and just graduated from UW. You can read all about it and find that there is a PDF here that you can download to print your own informational booklet: https://ais.washington.edu/research/publications/indigenous-walking-tour (direct link to PDF only: https://ais.washington.edu/file/618/download?token=lUwADIE5)

If you want to wait for the full professionally printed color booklet, it will be available at the UW Library and other campus locations beginning in autumn.

Whenever you happen to take yourself on this tour, do post some photos here and comment on the experience.

Note that I'm setting the "event" date as the beginning of October since that's when I think the physical booklet will be available, but you could do this any time!

Past events (90)

Summer Wild Plant Foraging - Part 5: Moistening Weeds

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