Coming Soon: Our 2013 Wild Edibles Walk and Workshop Schedule
…which I am excited to say is the best yet!!!
We will have 4 walks a month starting in April (maybe sooner, winter walk anyone?)
Great workshops including:
- Wild Fermentation, Cultured Veggies
- Wild Fermentation, Natural Sodas
- Wild Foods Juices and Smoothies
- Making Tinctures, Vinegars, Oils and Salves
- Wild Tea Tasting
- Sketch-Able Edibles, Nature Journaling
- Wild Ally Workshop
- A Full Wild Ally Course, which includes the wild ally workshop, 2 other workshops of your choice, a pass for 5 wild edibles walks, a sketch-able edibles class and a printed, bound copy of the Wild Ally Workbook.
We are also planning something new this year: Mushroom Forays, include a morel mushroom foray!
Stay tuned…it’s going to be awesome!
Sunday, April 21, 2013. 12 pm to 4 pm
Join Melissa Sokulski of Food Under Foot at Frick Park’s 2012 Earth Day Celebration! This free celebration takes place at Frick Environmental Center on Beechwood Blvd Pittsburgh, PA from 11:30 to 4 pm. Our free walks will be at 1 pm and 2 pm. Hope to see you there!
Where: Frick Park Nature Center
2005 Beechwood Blvd. Pittsburgh, PA 15217
When: Sunday April 21, 2013
Wild Edibles Workshops
At the Birch Center…
The following workshops will be offered at The Birch Center for Health, a beautiful space in Pittsburgh’s historic south side. They are offered Sundays when there is plenty of free parking right on East Carson Street, in front of the office.
Each workshop will begin with a wild edibles walk around the south side: you will be amazed what we will find growing right in the city!
Return to the Birch Center for informative discussion, demonstrations, delicious samples and plenty of time for your questions to be answered.
Wild Fermentation: Cultured Veggies
Wild Fermentation: Naturally Fermented Wild Sodas
Juices and Smoothies with Wild Plants. Enjoy delicious fresh juices and smoothies as we learn how to incorporate amazing, nutritious wild plants into our diets easily.
Making tinctures, vinegars, oils and salves. Learn the basics of making your own tinctures, vinegars, oils and salves. Learn the medicinal and nutritious benefits of each. See demonstrations and take home samples.
Wild Tea Tasting. Enjoy samples of delicious nutritious wild tea made from wild plants. Learn the healing properties of plants such as dandelion, red clover, nettles, and lemon balm. Learn how to identify, harvest and dry wild plants for yourself and your family.
Wild Ally Workshop. Today you will learn the importance and benefits of choosing a wild plant ally. We will discuss possible allies, go on a wild edibles walk, and discuss the process of studying wild edibles plants with this method. Each participant receives a bound copy of the Wild Ally Workbook to take home. For students who would like to go deeper, please see our Full Wild Ally Course on the next page.
Sketchable Edibles. Join us as we delve into nature journaling. We’ll meet at the south side river trail for a wild edibles walk, and then sit with a plant or plants that you want to learn more about. Hone your powers of quiet observation. No art skills necessary, this is about observation, though simple drawing techniques will be shared. Please bring a sketch book, pencils (plain and/or colored) and anything else you like to use. Also bring an outdoor chair or blanket for your comfort sitting outside.
Invite Melissa Sokulski to Lead a Walk for Your Group or You and Your Friends!
Do you wonder what is growing in your own backyard? How about those weeds you pull from your garden…maybe they’re edible!
Melissa can lead you and your friends on a tour of your area, yard, or garden. She’ll help you identify edible plants, show you how to harvest them and suggest some great uses and recipes!
Cost: $150 for 1 1/2 hour walk and talk, plus travel fee. ($50 per additional half hour)