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Wild History a Wild Success

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Saturday was our first Wild History Walking Tour of the spring, and it was great way to kick off the spring season and our 100 Miles in 100 Days blogging series – where we’ll be walking and looking for wild edibles all along the 100 miles of Raleigh greenway during 100 days of spring.

100 Miles3We met at Milburnie Park and headed down the Neuse River Trail to Milburnie Dam, taking full advantage of Raleigh’s gorgeous greenways.  We had a sold-out group of very enthusiastic foragers – such a fun group!

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We found lots of great examples of wild spring greens, and learned a little more about the history of the area along the way – including Milburnie dam and bridge.  

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The weather cooperated beautifully – with cool, crisp temps but also abundant sunshine!

The day ended with a delicious spread of hot henbit-ground ivy tea, wild greens pesto, wild greens salad, local cheese, local bread, and hickory nut cookies!  I received one of the best compliments I think I’ve ever had on our wild foods picnic – that it was better than a steak dinner.  Wow!  I’ll take that!

#WildHistory Picnic with foraged greens and maple syrup dressing from locally tapped maple. Oh, and hickory nut sandies!

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If you were one of our attendees, we want to thank you so much for making it such a fun experience!  If you missed us this time, don’t worry, there will be many more opportunities to join in the fun!

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Wild History Walking Tour @ Milburnie Dam

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To celebrate our 100 Miles in 100 Days greenway walking and foraging campaign, we are having our first Wild History Walking Tour of the spring on a beautiful (and historic!) stretch of the Raleigh Greenway.  Tickets available HERE!

We’ll be taking a walking tour starting from Milburnie Park (5428 Allen Dr., Raleigh) continuing along the Neuse River Trail of the Raleigh Greenway to the Milburnie Dam (about 1.5 miles total there and back).  During the tour, we’ll teach you about the edible greens growing in the area as well as about the history of that particular place in Raleigh.  Here is a preview of what to expect along the way!

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This is a beginner level foraging class so we will review foraging basics (including rules and etiquette), and we’ll send you away with a solid knowledge of a handful of practical plants you will enjoy incorporating into your table.  The walk will be followed by a light picnic of local cheese, local bread, and hyper-local wild greens!  Get tickets HERE!

NOTES:

  • Park at the Milburnie Park entrance of the trail at 5428 Allen Dr., Raleigh.  
  • This tour will not involve extensive harvesting of edibles beyond taking small samples to taste and see. Large numbers of people picking from one area at once can lead to over-harvesting of the area.  
  • Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors.  
  • All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the tour.  
  • Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.
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