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Wild Edibles: Foraging Natural Delicacies of the Driftless Area
May 14 @ 1:00 pm – 4:30 pm
Discover nature’s free grocery store! Learn the basics of how to confidently & safely identify, gather & prepare some common edible species.
Discover nature’s free grocery store! The forests and valleys of Southeastern Minnesota can provide a plethora of palatable plants and mushrooms. We’ll learn the basics of how confidently and safely identify, gather and prepare some common edible species, then we will hit the trails! We will prepare some tasty treats using what we’ve gathered entirely on-site. It’s fresh, local, organic, and fun! Be prepared to explore off-trail areas.
This event is open to ages 12 and up.
Instructor – Luke Wahl is a curriculum coordinator and environmental educator at Eagle Bluff ELC. He has extensive experience foraging for wild edibles not only in the Midwest, but also in ecosystems ranging from the Alaskan tundra to the Appalachian Mountains. In the spring, Luke can be found wandering the ravines of the Driftless region, searching high and low for ramps and fiddleheads.