Have you always been interested in gathering wild foods but just weren't sure where to start? This class is a great first introduction to spring edibles as we focus on just five common, nutritious and often abundant plants. These early risers sprout up almost as soon as the snow is gone, so you can be eating nutritious local green vegetables long before the farmers market gets rolling. We will start with introductions, ethics, and identification and then take a field trip to locate and harvest the spring bounty. We will then come back to the classroom and sample what we collected. Participants should be prepared to hike 1-2 miles in the woods. This course is open to students ages 16+.
- Appropriate clothing and footwear to be in the spring woods, which can be muddy, wet and buggy. This should include rain gear.
- Water bottle
- Snack; we will take a lunch break in town