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Urban Foraging

June 25, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm


In person, convene at Westside Co-op.  Workshop will be 100% outdoors.

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.

Wear comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing and bring a cloth grocery bag and a scissor. Our walk will be less than a mile.

Instructor Melany Vorass Herrera studied ethnobotany at Evergreen State College and holds a degree in environmental policy. For well over 20 years, her public policy work focused on such subjects as stormwater, hazardous waste, solid waste, environmental cleanup and 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 



June 25, 2022
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Garden Center at the Westside Olympia Food Co-op
907 Rogers St NW
Olympia, wa 98502 United States
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