Blog by Melissa and David Sokulski, L.Acs.

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Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Wild Edibles Walks

Wild Edibles Walk at Frick Park Earth Day

It was cold, but we still had a great turnout and great fun at both our walks at Frick Park Earth Day celebration last Saturday! Thanks to everyone who braved the cold!

We saw so many wild edibles...way more was up this year than last year, even though the event was held the same weekend last year! I guess our warm temperatures at the beginning of the month caused a lot more to come up.

Here are some things we saw:

Fiddleheads
Fiddleheads

violets
Violets

garlic mustard, flowering
Garlic Mustard

We also saw:

    dandelion
    burdock
    lambs quarters
    japanese knotweed
    may apple - ripe fruit is only edible part of this plant
    bloodroot (medicinal, not edible)
    mugwort
    cut-leafed toothwort
    onion grass
    jewelweed (poison ivy remedy)
    poison ivy - not edible, please do not eat!



Please join us for our next wild edible walk, which is this Sunday, April 25, 2010 at 11 am at the south side river trail in Pittsburgh! It is $5/person (children under 10 free). For more information visit our events page. Please call (412) 381-0116 to register, so we know to expect you.

Thanks!

~ Melissa and David Sokulski, acupuncturists and herbalists

Food Under Foot
Birch Center for Health

(412) 381-0116

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