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Location announced! Wild History Walking Tour + Picnic

Wild History_MAYPiedmont Picnic is excited to host our second Wild History walk of the spring season!  This walk’s theme will be about pollinators and wildflowers.

We’ll teach you about common edible wildflowers (and more!)…

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Give you some local history on bees and honey… 

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And follow it all up with a wildflower & honey themed picnic of homemade cheese, bread, wildflower jellies, and more!  You can get TICKETS HERE!

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IMG_7945For our location, we’ve chosen the lovely shores of Lake Raleigh on NCSU’s Centennial Campus.  This accessible and scenic spot is buzzing with more than just State students!  Many edible wildflowers, berries, and greens are available along its shores, as well as all different kinds of pollinators!  Because it falls along the the Walnut Creek Trail of the Raleigh Greenways, it’s an ideal fit for our 100 Miles in 100 Days campaign.

IMG_7983See our listing on our Events page for full information on the activities, directions, and parking.  Get TICKETS HERE.

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This May: Pollinators in the Piedmont

For the month of May, Piedmont Picnic Project will be focusing on pollinators, all they do for us, and what we can do for them!

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What can you expect from our Pollinators in the Piedmont series?

Pollinator Picnic | Saturday, May 9th, 2-4 PM | 308 Colleton Rd. (parking on street)

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Come have a picnic provided by the bees while we create a picnic for the bees!  Learn how to install a pollinator garden at a personal residence while enjoying a light picnic of wildflower & honey drinks and treats.


Wild History Pollinator Walk | Saturday, May 23, 2-4 PM | Surprise Location TBA

Join Piedmont Picnic on another Wild History walk where we’ll point out wild edibles along the way while we share the history around our topic and location!  This month’s theme will be… what else?  Pollinators!  So we’ll talk bees, stings, pollinator habitat, honey, and wildflowers…  of course!

Our TBA location will be at a surprise location along part of Raleigh’s greenways, as part of our on-going 100 Miles in 100 Days series, walking and foraging all 100 miles of Raleigh’s greenways in the 100 days of spring!

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Blogging Series

Our blogging will also be following our pollinator theme – looking into all things wildflower, bee, and honey!  Topics will include any and all of the following, and more!

  • Get the buzz on Honeygirl Meadery
  • Queen Bee: A history of women and honey
  • Bee keeping and hive removal
  • Baking and preserving with honey
  • Piedmont Picnic tries their hand at mead
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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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