Date(s) - Monday, May 04, 2015
Audubon Center & Sanctuary
The Audubon Nature Center will hold a Taste of Nature class called “Edible Early Spring Greens” from 1-3 p.m. Saturday, May 9 at the center, 1600 Riverside Road, one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.
Class size is limited. Reservations are required by Monday, May 4. Call (716) 569-2345 or register online.
The fee is $16 for the public and $12 for Friends of the Nature Center.
Participants will discover how to identify edible plants and distinguish them from those that may look similar.
The class will begin with some basic ground rules and safety considerations about harvesting wild edibles, then head outdoors to identify those available in the early spring. It will also cover some plants you definitely do not want to eat and some to look forward to later in the year. Back inside, participants will taste samples and discuss easy ways to make wild plants part of your meal.
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.
Instructor Katie Finch is a naturalist at the Nature Center who has been enthusiastically eating “weeds” for several years.
This class has both an inside and outside portion, including a walk up to one mile on flat ground. Remember to dress for the weather.
This is the first of three wild edibles classes in the Taste of Nature series. There will be a class on Sunday, June 7, and another in the fall.