Wild edibles workshop in Jamestown

Date(s) - Wednesday, Sep 10, 2014
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

Audubon Center & Sanctuary


Learn to identify fall fruits, greens and nuts as well as other wild edibles in the Wild Edibles workshop from 6-8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 10 at at the Audubon Center & Sanctuary, 1600 Riverside Rd., one-quarter mile east of Route 62 between Jamestown, NY, and Warren, PA.

Workshop participants will discover how to recognize edible plants and distinguish them from those that may look similar.

Some people forage for survival, others to save on their 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. Enjoying the tasty Autumn Olive berries could even help control this invasive species.

The class will start indoors with some basic ground rules and safety considerations about harvesting wild edibles. Then it will head outside to identify edibles available in the fall as well as cover some plants you definitely do not want to eat. Back inside, there will be samples of edibles and discussion of 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.

This class includes a walk up to one mile on flat ground. Remember to dress for the weather.

The fee is $16 for the public or $12 for Friends of the Nature Center.

Class size is limited. Reservations are required by Monday, Sept. 8. To make a reservation, call (716) 569-2345 or use the on-line form by clicking on “Wild Edibles” at www.jamestownaudubon.org.