What to expect
- Learn about Prospect Park's natural plants, greens, and roots of the terrain
- See how to find a variety of versatile herbs and elusive plants and about their unique properties and characteristics
- Explore the area and see what nature has to offer in the city
About this Activity
Do you really want to pay an excessive amount for that organic, non-GMO produce from the local health food store? With foraging, the activity of searching for wild food sources, you can cut the middle man out and learn how to draw straight from the source. This foraging expedition will take you through Prospect Park, which is a haven for native and exotic plants. Expect to find everything from mild-flavored stands of garlic to daylily shoots, chickweed, and garlic mustard greens. During this unique trekk through the park, you'll find and develop the techniques to pinpoint edible food in the outdoors. Swing by for a not-so-ordinary experience that'll make you think twice the next time you hear about something being a "walk in the park." Soon you'll be treating every walk through nature like a chance to find natural plants, greens, and roots!
|Price||$20.00 per guest|
|Duration / Session||4 hours|
|Rating||7 positive reviews|
About the Teacher
Naturalist-author "Wildman" Steve Brill is America's go-to guy for foraging. He's been leading foraging tours and demos in parks and natural areas throughout the Greater NY area since 1982. He created his own website, Foraging with the "Wildman." His Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not-So-Wild) Places is considered a classic on the subject. But the world-famous environmental educator is still best known for having been handcuffed and arrested by undercover park rangers who infiltrated a tour, for eating a dandelion in Central Park!
Cancellation notice must be provided at least 24 hours prior to foraging session to receive a full refund.