Food is all around us, if we know where to look!
Our urban environment has a bounty to offer in the early Spring. From violet leaves and flowers, to cleavers and chickweed. Let's walk along Little Sugar Creek Greenway and get to know our wild edible weedy friends.
March 12th 2019
Prepare for your workshop
Some basic botany is a good idea if you want to start foraging.
100% identification is necessary for your good health. Some plants have look-a-likes that may not be as tasty as your target plant or medicinal effects may vary or be vastly different, some could even be toxic!
Know your weeds before you eat them!
Some of favorites books are:
SouthEast Foraging by Chris Bennett
Edible Wild Plants by John Kallas
The Forager's Harvest by Sam Thayer
We will start at Amilee's at the back court of Park Road Shopping Center and have a general botany talk to help us 100% identify our target plants. Then we will take a leisurely stroll along the Little Sugar Creek Greenway and look for:
Purple Dead Nettle
other weedy friends