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Foraging expert Steve Brill has shared his foraging wisdom at schools, museums, parks departments, environmental organizations, and with scout troops since 1982. He’s written three books and an app, stars in a DVD and maintains a website.
His History with Foraging
As part of his exercise regime,...
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This large wetland park offers vast foraging opportunities, even as winter approaches. We begin with a small, young woodland. It contains large quantities of field garlic, with leaves like chives and bulbs like onions or garlic. There's also garlic mustard, a garlic-flavored mustard green with a taproot that tastes like horseradish. Nearby grows sassafras,...
Friday Nov 27th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
A great abundance of edible and medicinal wild plants and mushrooms makes this park a great place for edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms in late summer. Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, abounds in cultivated areas throughout the park. You can also use this invasive species as a superb root vegetable, or even...
Saturday Dec 5th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
September 6, 2020 Thanks to its varied habitats and combination of native and introduced species, this world-famous park overflows with wild food. Wild fruit far surpassing anything available commercially also fills the park. Japanese quince fruits will be falling to the ground in the Conservancy Garden. Thickets will still be lined with such...
Sunday Dec 6th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
This is one of the best places for foragers in late summer. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with wild plants. This is a good time for berries. We'll be harvesting hawthornes, apple-like fruits traditionally used as a cardiac tonic, and Americann hackberries, which taste like...
Sunday Nov 29th, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time
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