Wild Foods of the Coastal Forest with Henry Stanley
How can you tell the difference between a tender fiddlehead and any old fern? Miner’s Lettuce from
a patch of weeds?
Join us for a day of hiking, plant ID and guided foraging for wild spring edibles in the coastal forests!
Plant ID is an essential skill for any forager and could mean the difference between a joyful dinner with friends and an unfortunate visit to the doctor. Henry will guide students through the process of correctly identifying and processing a range of wild spring edibles such as spruce tips, salmonberry shoots, chickweed, maple blossoms, sheep sorrel, and possibly even a few spring mushrooms!
During lunch, the group will make a wild salad and get a chance to taste all of the species that we identified. Students will leave class with new knowledge of plant ID and with any luck, a basket of wild spring edibles!
No previous experience necessary. This workshop will be held in Nehalem, Oregon and requires a reasonable level of physical fitness, and the abilty to be outside in potentially inclement weather. Class will be running, rain or shine. Open to students 16 & up. Please leave dogs at home.