Who says there’s no such thing as a free lunch? Wild edible plants are all around, growing right at your feet -- in city parks, as the “weeds” in community gardens and backyards, even in abandoned parking lots. You just need to know where to look! On this exciting journey around the city, your expert guide and teacher will show you how to safely spot wild edibles such as black raspberries, sassafras, wild "cardoons", daylily blossoms, and many more natural delights. You will discover the tastes and aromas of these wild, seasonal ingredients, learn how to sustainably harvest them, and then deliciously prepare them!
Note: The exact meeting location will be provided upon confirmation.
What to expect
- Discover NYC’s plethora of wild edible plants
- Learn to safely spot wild edibles like black raspberries, sassafras, wild "cardoons", and daylily blossoms
- Experience the aromas and tastes of these wild delicacies, including interesting seasonal ingredients
- Sustainably harvest and then prepare a free lunch
About this Activity
|Price||$20.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||1 hour|
About the Teacher
Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore's Handbook: The Busy Person's Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. She lives almost entirely on food grown or raised within 250 miles of Brooklyn, NY. She is a certified ethnobotanist, and an award-winning instructor who teaches edible and medicinal plant classes at the New York Botanical Garden and the Brooklyn Botanic Garden.
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