Blog by Melissa and David Sokulski, L.Acs.

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Friday, May 15, 2009

Walk With Us Sunday

We hope you'll join us this Sunday, May 17, at 11 am on the South Side River Trail for a Wild Edible Plant Walk!

This weekend, we are looking forward to seeing Black Locust Flowers. This amazing edible delight is only available a few weeks every year. The flower is the only edible part of this tree, and they are delicious:



Please give us a call: (412) 381-0116 for more information, or to register for the walk.

The cost is $5. Kids are welcome with adults, and children under 10 are free.

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If you can't make the walk, make sure to check out our Wild Edibles Workshop on May 30 from 10 am - 1 pm. This promises to be a great workshop! We'll go on a walk, harvest edible plants, make garlic mustard vinegar (we'll each make our own so you can take yours home). I will also demonstrate some recipes. We'll sample delicious food made with wild edibles including:

  • Juice
  • Smoothies
  • Cookies
  • Green Chips
  • Vinegars
  • Dandelion Wine
  • Pesto

Each participant will also receive a packet of all the recipes sampled and demonstrated, and a picture guide of wild edibles used.

The cost of this workshop is $35, please register early, space is limited! This workshop will be held in Squirrel Hill (location will be sent once you register). Call (412) 381-0116.

We hope to see you soon!

~ Dave and Melissa
The Birch Center for Health

***Also, please check out our new website, Food Under Foot, which is devoted entirely to wild edible plants! There are pictures, videos, free eBooks and more!!***