Blog by Melissa and David Sokulski, L.Acs.

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Saturday, April 18, 2009

Earth Day Wild Edible Hike at Frick Park

Thanks to everyone who came on the hike today at Frick park! What fun!

If you haven't check out our new website, please check us out at Food Under Foot. When you get there, please do sign up for the Food Under Foot newsletter...you'll get our 5 part series on 5 common wild edible plants.

Today we saw:

  • garlic mustard
  • wild onion
  • burdock
  • plantain
  • dandelion
  • may apple
  • false mermaid
  • red clover
  • cleavers
  • wintercress
  • a smaller cress
  • fiddleheads
  • violets
  • mugwort

I also mentioned the burdock juice...you'll hear more about that in part 1 of the series, but here is a sneak preview:

The ingredients: 3 apples, 1/4 lemon with peel, piece of burdock root (peeled), some ginger:



The juice: (it was very good!):



Our next hike is next Sunday, April 26, down by the river on the south side (see our events page.) Please come! We'll try to keep it as a smaller group, so please call to register: (412) 381-0116. If there are lots of people, we'll break it up into two walks, so let us know if you'd want an earlier hike that day!

Thanks again, and we hope to see you soon!

Love,
~ Melissa and Dave