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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!

#WildHistory #foraging #bittercress

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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.  

#PurpleDeadNettle #WildHistory

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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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