Urban Weeds and Wild Foods – Part 1: Identify and Harvest
Identify and gather some of our city’s most common and delicious edible weeds.
Oct 20, 2012
from 12:00 pm to 02:00 pm
|Where||Seattle Tilth’s Learning Garden at the Good Shepherd Center; 4649 Sunnyside Ave. N., Seattle, WA 98103|
|Contact Name||Education Team|
|Contact Phone||(206) 633-0451 ext. 117|
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Why fight the weeds in your lawn when you can eat them instead? Join our "weed walk" at the Good Shepherd Center and learn how to identify and gather some of the most common edible weeds and wild foods available in the city. This hands-on workshop includes discussion on gathering ethics, local rules and regulations, safety, and general information about how to cook with weeds. Attendees receive a handy take-home brochure with field identification information and cooking tips. This is the first of a two-part program. Be sure to take a look at “Part 2: Preparing for Your Table” offered later in the afternoon for a hands-on cooking workshop. It is recommended (but not required) to take both.
About the Instructor
Melany Vorass Herrera
After almost 25 years as an environmental policy analyst, Melany retired to pursue a combination of her three greatest loves: plants, food and writing. She studied ethnobotany at the Evergreen State College, has a degree in environmental policy, and has been an avid forager for well over 40 years. With over 20 years experience in adult instruction, she now teaches urban foraging to a wide variety of people including University of Washington, high schools, youth groups, homeless shelters and through Seattle Tilth. Smack in the heart of Seattle, her family tends an urban farm with chickens, honeybees and goats. Between farming, foraging for plants, bugs and snails, urban trapping and fishing, and cooking, canning, drying and fermenting her family’s food, she seldom needs (or has time) to visit a grocery store.
$36 individuals, $25 Seattle Tilth members, $54 Household price for two adults. Advance registration and payment are required.
You have 3 options to register for this class:
- ONLINE. Register now through Brown Paper Tickets.
- PHONE. Call Brown Paper Tickets: (800) 838-3006.
- MAIL. Download and print a registration form and mail it to us with your payment. Confirmations will be e-mailed.
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