Saturday, September 27, 2008

Wild Edible Walk

We had our wild edible walk today! The weather held beautifully and we had a great turnout of interested, interesting people. Thanks so much to everyone who came.

We saw edible and medicinal:

  • plantain (plantago major and minor)
  • red clover
  • dandelion
  • mugwort
  • burdock
  • lambsquarters
  • garlic mustard
  • sumac
  • evening primrose
  • mulberry tree

and we saw poison:

  • white snake root
  • crown vetch

we brought along to show:

  • quickweed
  • amaranth
  • black walnuts
  • paw paw

we talked about making:

  • pesto
  • vinegar
  • oils
  • tinctures
  • dream pillows with mugwort
  • green smoothies
  • salads

I hope everyone takes advantage the list of resources that we gave out! Here are some highlights:

Wildman Steve Brill: pictures, illustrations, stories, recipes
Prodigal Gardens - lots of great pics, info and recipes
Harmony Hikes Wild Edible Page - videos and information

The book we use (that we had with us today) is: Edible Wild Plants: A North American Field Guide

And don't forget this blog! You can sign up for email updates (upper right margin).

Also, please sign up for our free monthly e-newsletter, which has information about local wild edibles as well as information on our upcoming events. We'll definitely do more wild edible walks next year, starting early in the spring.

Thanks again!

~ Melissa

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