Saturday 8:30 – 3:30 NH Outdoor Learning Center, Loudon, NH www.nhoutdoorlearning.com
In spite of centuries of ancestral practices to collect wild edibles, the grocery store ends up being the most common source of food in our current society. This workshop is designed to recall some of the knowledge of bygone days, where sustenance and nutrition relied on familiarity, skill, and careful preparation. We will cover common edible and medicinal plants, plus some lichens and fungi that grow right in our backyards. Both in-class presentations and field work will provide a taste of what is out there. Be prepared to sample new foods from weeds to tree bark to rock tripe.