Foraging 101 - 5 Sessions

Foraging 101 - 5 Sessions


This new series, led by Founding Naturalist Laura Silverman, introduces fellow naturalists to the ancient skill of foraging. Over the course of several months (June-October), we will venture out as a group to different landscapes in Sullivan County to search for and sustainably harvest wild edibles in season. Our bounty may include nettles and other wild greens, fiddleheads, garlic mustard, wild mushrooms, chokecherries and other wild fruits, milkweed, edible flowers of all kinds and edible and medicinal bark and roots. Then, we will return to Laura’s home in Eldred, NY, to learn about processing and preparation of the harvest, using methods of cooking and preservation such as dehydrating, pickling, fermenting and freezing. At the end of the season, we will share a meal made from what we have gathered.

Details: Session dates are all SATURDAYS, 2-6PM; [May 4th/SOLD OUT], June 8th, June 29th, July 27th, August 24th and October 5th. You may register for individual sessions through our Events page. Signing up in advance for the 5 remaining sessions provides a savings of $75. Space is limited to 10 and registration is required.

You will need your own transportation, though we encourage carpooling. Details on meeting locations will be provided prior to each session. For places to stay in the area, refer to our Resources page.

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