Wild Edible Plant & Mushroom Hunting!
Join us for a walk through Prospect Park led by Leda Meredith. She will be sharpening our eyes to the edible foods available to us in the park, such as: gobo (burdock root), chickweed, dock greens, Asiatic dayflower, acorns, crabapples, sorrel, and spicebush. We’ll also be on the look-out for elusive mushrooms: maitake (hen of the woods), oyster, and boletes (porcini).
Participants will disperse and then reconvene at The Farm on Adderley for a meal inspired by the day’s adventure.
Leda Meredith is the author of The Locavore’s Handbook: The Busy Person’s Guide to Eating Local on a Budget. She is the Gardening Program Coordinator for Adult Education at the New York Botanical Garden and an instructor specializing in edible and medicinal plants at the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. Leda also writes the ‘Foraging Brooklyn’ column for Nona Brooklyn.
Date: Sunday, October 7th
Walking Tour: 12 PM
Dinner: 8 PM
Cost: $80 / person*
$20 foraging + $60 dinner
*plus beverages, tax & gratuity