Early Spring Foraging Class
You may just be planting green things into the garden, but the wilds wait for no one. Some of the things we might find are fresh Larch needles, leafy greens, and tender stalks. I'll also have a remainder of some of the seeds/grains saved from winter.
Sunday, May 14th from 1-5pm at Dragon's Breath Farm
Have you ever wondered why some plants are called weeds? invasive? Or if you can eat it?
A not so long time ago, around the entire world, every human ate from the land. They didn't have grocery stores or markets. Instead every animal they ate they either hunted or raised and every plant they ate they either grew or foraged. In this class, we'll focus first on the common 'weeds' that pop up in your garden or yard. Which ones are edible. Which ones are tasty. When to eat them. How to tell if you might not want to. And which ones you never should. As time and interest allows, each class will slowly wander out further from the farm/garden, into the field and then the forest, finding tasty treats as we go. To end the class we'll share a meal of our findings mixed with foraged and farmed treats and you'll be able to take home some recipes of your favs!
What's available and what we find changes with each class and every year. I've been foraging since a child, taught by my acupuncturist and herbalist father to identify the basics (and the toxics!). I love introducing people to knew plant friends and maybe even changing their minds on which plants are friends and which are foes. Learn more about my journey to being a farmer and forager on the About page!
You'll receive a separate email about one week before the event with details. If you have any questions before then, please ask!