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"Wildman" Steve Brill
Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr
New York, New York 11373 Elmhurst, Queens
Woodhaven Blvd & Forest Park Dr
New York, New York 11373
At the NE corner of Woodhaven Blvd and Forest Park Dr, in front of Victory Field in Woodhaven, Queens.
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Foraging expert Steve Brill has shared his foraging wisdom at schools, museums, parks departments, environmental organizations, and with scout troops since 1982. He’s written three books and an app, stars in a DVD and maintains a website.
His History with Foraging
As part of his exercise regime,...
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March 24, 2019 Central Park provides a great window into the world of wild foods of early spring. It's the start of the season for wild salad greens, and we'll be finding great quantities of these weedy delicacies. Pungent field garlic is everywhere. You use the leaves like scallions or chives, and the bulbs like onions. Spicy mustard greens, such...
Sunday Aug 25th, 11:45am - 3:45pm
The grounds of Bedford Post Inn include cultivated areas, a forest, trail- and roadsides, and a swamp — all excellent places for late summer foraging, keeping us busy with lots of herbs, greens berries, and fungi. This is an especially productive place for mushrooms, especially if there's been generous amounts of rainfall beforehand. We could find...
Saturday Aug 24th, 11:30am - 2:30pm
March 9, 2019 Saxon Woods Park's forested areas, cultivated places, and tailsides are excellent places for late winter foraging, and we'll be very busy with a variety of common, widespread, renewable native and exotic plant species as we explore these habitats. The sunny borders between woodlands and open areas provide prime habitat for wild herbs...
Sunday Sep 1st, 11:45am - 2:15pm
Prospect Park is a great place for foragers to explore at the end of the winter. Like Central Park, this Olmstead-designed landscape features a variety of habitats filled with delicious native and exotic plants. Wild coffee grows along the sidewalk that runs along the park's east side. Unrelated to commercial coffee, you can collect the seeds of the...
Sunday Sep 1st, 11:45am - 3:45pm
Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants. Burdock,...
Sunday Sep 15th, 11:45am - 3:45pm
This vast, wooded park is fantastic for foraging in mid-spring, and naturalist and foraging expert Violet Brill, America's First Lady of Foraging, no shrinking Violet, will show you what to eat, and how to harvest everything safely and ecologically during the course of this 2.5 hour tour. May 26, 2019 Shoots will be at their best now. The growing...
Saturday Oct 12th, 11:45am - 2:15pm
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