FORAGING WILD SPRING GREENS
DATE: Sunday, April 11
TIME: 2-4:30 pm meet (meet at 1:50 pm)
PLACE: Takoma - Sligo Creek Park
TICKETS: Space is limited to TEN. $35 Dames, $40 Guests of Dames
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Deepen your connection with nature’s web of life. Join fellow Dames for a seasonal foraging walk with Matt Cohen, founder of Matt’s Habitats. Bring your walking stick, camera, and maybe a zip-lock bag for your finds for an afternoon of foraging along the hills and trails of Takoma Park. You’ll learn to identify an array of early spring plants, many of which could be in your back yard and just waiting to be included in your spring salads! Come and learn so you don’t waste these wonderful early plants – they’re not weeds, they’re edibles! Our conversations will include not just “the where, but also the why and the how.” Let’s walk and talk sustainability, simple gifts, and grass-root cooking!
During our April wild-greens walk, you’ll become acquainted with nature’s abundant and edible offerings - redbuds, violets, chickweed, Japanese knotweed shoots, sweet cicely, honewort, garlic mustard, field garlic, dandelion, spicebush, and yes, we’ll discuss how to eat that nutritional storehouse, a stinging nettle! We might find a few wild leeks (ramps) and a few wild edible mushrooms. At the end of the walk, we'll make up a delicious, nutrient-packed salad!