Join Piedmont Picnic for a walk through the lovely and diverse grounds of the Prairie Ridge Ecostation to identify wild edible plants and learn more about the relevant history of our particular place and natural surroundings. The walk will be followed by a wild foods picnic with food prepared from many of the wild foods we’ll encounter that day! This walk and tasting will have a particular focus on wild nuts in our area. Taste foods made from different kinds of wild nuts as well as other wild ingredients. Learn more about how to identify nut trees throughout the seasons. Crack and sample nuts we’ve pre-foraged from the area.
This program will be taught entirely outdoors. Please come dressed for the weather and keep in mind that it often feels 10 degrees cooler at Prairie Ridge than elsewhere. Closed toe shoes are required, but long pants and a broad brimmed hat are recommended. Please bring a filled water bottle.
Meet the Piedmont Picnic leaders at the Prairie Ridge entrance kiosk the day of the program.