Wednesday, May 07, 2008

BACKYARD FORAGING: EDIBLE WILD PLANTS with Sean Rowe

The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center Present:

Backyard Foraging: Wild Edible Plants

With Sean Rowe

It has been said that nature is like a banquet. You just have to know where to look. This series of classes goes beyond your average plant walk. Students in this intensive course will learn the basics of the art of foraging including how to safely identify edible species for the dinner table and how to avoid the poisonous look-alikes. Each Saturday class will have students gathering a handful of delectable goodies from the landscape and learning identification skills and harvesting techniques. Each Sunday class will teach how to properly prepare wild edible plants. Students on Sunday will prepare, cook and share a meal at the end of the day. Each month will cover different, seasonal plants and plants will not be repeated from one month to the next. Each class is designed to either stand alone or be taken as a continual series of knowledge and information. To register for the Sunday class, it is recommended that you also take the Saturday class or have some familiarity with wild edibles.

Sessions are as follows:

May 17 and 18

June 21 and 22

July 19 and 20

Fees and Times: Saturday class: $15; $14 members 11 am – 3 pm

Sunday class: $20; $18 members 11 am – 4 pm

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 participants.

Please register early by calling the Dyken Pond Center at 658-2055, or

send an e-mail to dykenpond@fairpoint.net.

Participants must dress appropriately for being outdoors and bring a lunch and drink

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center

475 Dyken Pond Road

Cropseyville, New York 12052

518 658-2055

www.dykenpond.org

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