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September 9 @ 12:30 pm - 3:00 pm$7
Participate in this ‘weed walk’ and learn how to identify and gather some of the most common edible weeds and wild foods available in your garden and in other disturbed areas. Many gardeners are already recognizing many of the benefits of these ‘interlopers.’ However, when it comes to serving them up in the kitchen, few of us have learned to take full advantage of these labor-free gifts. This hands-on workshop includes discussion on gathering ethics, local rules and regulations, safety, and general information about how to cook with weeds. Attendees receive a handy take-home flier with foraging and cooking tips.
We’ll meet at the Westside Co-op Garden Center, but the class will wind its way through the neighborhood, so be on time so you don’t get left behind. Wear comfortable walking shoes and weather appropriate clothing. Our walk will be less than a mile.
Instructor Melany Vorass Herrera is an Evergreen grad whose studies focused on ethnobotany and environmental policy. Retired now, her work included protecting water quality, conducting environmental cleanups and helping developers comply with the Endangered Species Act. Her book, The Front Yard Forager, brings DIY harvesting right to your door, making foraging easy, accessible, and fun for everyone even in the middle of the city or suburbia. Check her out at frontyardforager.net