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Fruitdale Farm

Foraging for Wild Edibles

In this workshop, we will explore some local plants and their uses. With hands on experience, participants can start using these plant to enrich their lives. We will start off with learning the "big four": Oak, Cattails, Grasses, and Pine Trees.

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Foraging for Wild Edibles
Foraging for Wild Edibles

Time & Location

May 04, 2019, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Fruitdale Farm, 671 Moxley Rd, Bainbridge, OH 45612, USA

About the event

Foraging for Wild Edibles

Gathering plants from the environment was an activity all of our not-so-distance ancestors practiced. There are many edible plants that live in the same places as we do that can be harvested throughout the year. Some wild edibles can be used as seasonings, while others make great side dishes, main courses, desserts or medicinals.

In this workshop, led by earth skills expert, Fern Truitt, we will explore some of the local plants and their uses. With hands on experience, participants can start using these plant to enrich their lives.

We will start off with learning the "big four": Oak, Cattails, Grasses, and Pine Trees. By learning the uses of these four plants, you will be able to find food anywhere in this country at any time of year, with the exception of the arid desert. We will then make up some teas and take a walk to identify and gather some common plants that grow in most of the United States.

We will begin at 11am, so please arrive 5-10 minutes early.

What to Bring/Expect

This workshop will take place outside, so be sure to dress for the weather. Conditions may be a bit muddy, so wear appropriate footwear and also a wide-brimmed hat to keep the sun off your face. The toilets available on site are dry/composting toilets.

Lunch

A simple picnic lunch will be provided at the end of the workshop. Please list any dietary restrictions on the brief registration form.

Registration

The cost for this workshop is $20/person. Space is limited to 15 participants, so please purchase your ticket to reserve a spot.

Leader

This workshop will be led by earth skills expert, Fern Truitt.

Fern is a naturalist and a Jill-of-all trades, really. She grew up learning many primitive skills and, after much study and practice, has become an expert. She leads workshops on a wide variety of these skills including friction fire, collecting wild edibles, blacksmithing, basket weaving, primitive cooking, tracking, bow making, etc. She is also an experienced gardener and hunter and she preserves much of her own food. Fern has a wealth of knowledge and experience; you'll be surprised how much you can learn by spending a day with her.

Tickets

  • Wild Edibles Workshop

    In this workshop, led by earth skills expert, Fern Truitt, we will explore some of the local plants and their uses. With hands on experience, participants can start using these plant to enrich their lives. We will start off with learning the "big four": Oak, Cattails, Grasses, and Pine Trees. By learning the uses of these four plants, you will be able to find food anywhere in this country at any time of year, with the exception of the arid desert. Lunch will be provided.

    $20.00

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