We are lucky to live in a spectacular part of the country for edible foraging! This workshop will teach the beginning forager how to identify and sustainably collect a number of the more common edible plants of the urban Pacific Northwest. We will focus on casual foraging for plants found in local parks and surrounding areas, that we may come across on a trip to the park.
The first part of our workshop will be at a family residence near Alaska Junction (coffee/tea and treats provided!). We will cover introductory information to prepare for our walk in the afternoon:
– Foraging basics: how to ethically, sustainably and safely collect wild edibles
– Plant identification basics: learn a few of the most common local edible wild plant families
– Culinary considerations: flavors and culinary characteristics of edible wild plants
– Edible plant overview: An introduction to more specific local edibles
– Resources: book and website suggestions for learning more
LUNCH: Bring a small lunch, and sample some dishes made with wild local edibles!
The second part of the workshop will be a plant walk in Camp Long!
– We will go on a plant expedition and look at a selection of wild edible plants (Rain or shine!).
– Please bring: camera/phones, pruners/clippers/kitchen scissors, zipper kitchen storage bags, THICK gardening gloves (nettles are stingy!)
All ages welcome, this is a beginners class! Every adult ticket includes a free spot for a child to join you – however, this is a longer day so prep your child for that. The class portion at the residence does have a playroom (and chickens, rabbits and a garden to play in).
- Sack Lunch
- Dress for rain just in case
- Rainboots if needed
- Hand clippers/kitchen scissors
- Thick gloves (stingy nettles!)
- Zipper plastic bag to take home your foraged food
Instructor: Jeremy Puma
Time: 4 Hour Workshop & Walk
Age Group: All Ages
Ability Level: Beginning
Ticket Price: $50
Minimum attendance: 6 adults