Piedmont Picnic held their second Wild History walking tour and picnic of the spring this past Saturday! We had a big bunch of friendly, enthusiastic picnickers and a beautiful day along Lake Raleigh – one of our favorite spots so far along the Raleigh greenways during our 100 Miles in 100 Days series. See full gallery here.
Along the walk, we learned about wild edibles growing right now in this location – wildflowers, green shoots, and even mulberries!
The picnic was one of our more decadent affairs – because eating flowers of course lends itself to sweets! Wild weed salad, Trappist honey bread, and yogurt cheese were accompanied by honeysuckle sodas, wildflower jelly thumbprint cookies, and intoxicating wisteria ice cream!
#thespread at the #WildHistory #WildFood #Picnic this past Saturday! #honeysucklesodas #gteenbriar & #kudzu tip salad #trappisthoneybread #yogurtcheese #wildflower jellies #thumbprintcookies #wisteria ice cream A photo posted by Piedmont Picnic Project (@piedmontpicnicproject) on
Oh, and did we mention we spotted our first ripe blackberries of the season!?
A big THANK YOU to all who came out for the picnic and to everyone that helped to promote it beforehand! We are always grateful for and humbled by the overwhelming response we get to our wild endeavors!