Wild History August Walking Tour + Picnic | Raleigh City Farm | August 29, 9-11 AM
We’ll forage edible wild plants together from the area surrounding Raleigh City Farm and then taste dishes made from the same plants! We will review foraging guidelines and safety as well as instruction on plant uses and identification. Along the way, we’ll share history about the local area and this month’s theme: Foraging Three Ways. We’ll talk about three ways to forage in the urban environment: (1) finding edible wild plants in public spaces, (2) borrowing excess edible plants from your neighbors, or (3) planting wild foods at home. For the light picnic you can expect wild drink teas, local bread, local cheese, homemade wild jams and jellies, wild greens, and a wild treat for dessert!
This month’s location – Raleigh City Farm – provides a great example of growing wild edibles in and amongst your other edible and decorative plants! Stick around after the picnic to check out their farm stand if you want some more cultivated veggies (open till 12 PM).
+Please wear appropriate shoes and clothing for walking outdoors. [weather-specific advice].
+All participants will be asked to sign a liability waiver for the event.
+Any persons under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult.