Introduction to Wild Foraging: Spring Edition

Thursday April 19

7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

Thurs., April 19 | 7 – 9 p.m.
Field trip: Sat., April 21 | 11 a.m. – 1 p.m.

$50 members | $60 nonmembers
Phipps Garden Center in Mellon Park (lecture) and Frick Park (field trip)

Level: Beginner

Delicious, nutritious and free food—yes, it’s as local as your very own backyard! In this two-part class, learn the basics of wild food foraging, including springtime wild plant identification, tree identification, nutritional benefits of wild foods, harvesting methods, drying and storing methods, medicine making, the sustainability and ethics of foraging, and much more. Take a wild edible plant walk in Frick Park, and explore and discuss various springtime edible and medicinal plants that inhabit the area. You can expect to learn at least 15 key wild plant species of western Pennsylvania that can be used for food and/or medicine.