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Foraging Workshop

August 6, 2016 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

Nutrient dense wild foods are everywhere! Edible plants abound in our heavily trafficked human spaces, offering us a grand opportunity to seek vitality and sound health on highly accessible, already well trodden paths. 

Together we will approach wild food as an elemental piece of being connected creatures rather than a last ditch survival trick.

Learn the brilliance and simplicity of incorporating wild foods in your diet using simple recipes and preservation techniques. Meet and learn to identify common edible plants growing prolifically and abundantly in New England and discover their medicinal actions, processing techniques, nutritional profiles, and more!

We will discuss a variety of easy and effective ways to preserve wild bounty, prioritizing nutrient preservation and flavor, stretching the green world’s gifts through the depths of winter.

Students will become more confident and literate engaging with the green world in a respectful way. Informative handouts and a light wild food snack will be provided.

Meet at E. Flaherty Memorial Parking Lot (along the Rail Trail, behind the Paragon Building in Easthampton)

Plants we may meet: Queen Anne’s Lace, Amaranth, Purslane, Blackberry, Sumac, St. John’s Wort, Milkweed, Elderflower

Special topics: Courting new plants, preserving for winter, urban fruit, plant I.D., hazards, medicine and nutrition, seasonal rhythms & recipes

Preparations: Wild Carrot Crackers, Wild Greens Nori Rolls and Sumac Lemonade

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Details

Date:
August 6, 2016
Time:
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Event Category:

Venue

E. Flaherty Memorial Parking Lot
Easthampton, MA 01027

Organizer

The Haberdashery
Website:
http://www.valleyhaberdashery.com/