Identify wild edibles

Date(s) - Sunday, May 18, 2014
2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


You can learn to identify spring greens, flowers and other wild edibles at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary’s “Edible Audubon” workshop from 2 to 4:30 p.m. Sunday, May 18 at the sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

The class will start with some basic ground rules and safety considerations about harvesting wild edibles, then the group will head outside to identify plants growing and blooming in the spring. It will also cover some popular summer edibles and as well as those you definitely do not want to eat. Back inside, participants will taste samples and discuss easy ways to make wild plants part of your meal.

Instructor Katie Finch is a naturalist at Audubon who has been enthusiastically eating “weeds” for several years.

With both inside and outside components, this class includes a walk up to one mile on flat ground. Remember to dress for the weather.

Some people forage for survival, others to save on the grocery bill. Foraging can also be a wonderful way to spend time outside, learn plant identification, try new foods, and strengthen your connection to the earth and the food it produces to nourish our bodies.

The fee is $20 for the public or $15 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Class size is limited. Reservations are required by Thursday, May 15. Call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking on “Edible Audubon” at the Jamestown Audubon website.