Fall Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest (Aug) with Lorelle Sherman
Teacher: Lorelle Sherman
How can you tell the difference between edible wild herbs and a patch of weeds? How do you disarm stinging nettle so you can enjoy it as a food source? Join us for a day of hiking, plant ID and guided foraging for wild fall edibles in the coastal forests with a focus on sustainable harvest! Plant ID and ethical harvest are essential skills for any forager. Lorelle will guide students through the process of correctly identifying and processing a range of wild fall edibles such as stinging nettle, edible blossoms, wild berries, fireweed, licorice fern root, and possibly even fall mushrooms! During lunch, the group will make a wild salad and wild tea to get a chance to taste some of the species that we identified. Students will leave class with new knowledge of plant ID and with any luck, a basket of wild fall edibles!
This workshop will be held near the Tillamook Forest in Oregon, and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness as well as the ability to be outside in potentially inclement weather. Class will run, rain or shine. No previous experience necessary. Open to students 16 & up. Please leave dogs at home.
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