Sunday, April 19, 2015
Wild edibles walks at Frick Park Earth Day Celebration!
We will be giving two walks again this year on Sunday afternoon at 1 pm and 3 pm. Arrive early to sign up for walks.
Sunday, May 3, 2015: Wild Edible Walk and Morel Forage
Let’s forage for morels together! We can’t guarantee we’ll find morels, but we’ll take you to places we’ve found morels in the past. We’ll also identify other wild edibles as we hike along looking for mushrooms.
Please join us for our first walks this month, and a mushroom foray in early May.
Bring a basket, paper bag or mesh bag (you can reuse the ones you get from buying onions or oranges) to collect morels, and some water to drink.
When: Sunday May 3, 2015, 11 am - 1 pm
Where: Frick Park. You will receive exact start location upon registration.
Price: $15 adults
$5 kids 6 - 12
Free kids 5 and under
RSVP: Please let us know you are coming! If enough people want to go we will add another day. Email Melissa@FoodUnderFoot.com to RSVP. Please tell us your name, phone number, and how many people in your party. Thanks!
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!
Walks are usually 1 - 1 1/2 hours.