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Leatherstocking Trail (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Mamaroneck 685 Weaver St, Larchmont, New York 10538

This trail is great for summer foraging. Right after the group embarks, everyone will be able to collect garlic mustard, a nutritious, tasty, garlicky green. At this time of year, the leaves are too bitter for salads, but they make an outstanding pesto. The seeds are also available. Unlike commercial mustard seeds, you don't need to grind these. Add...

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$20

Sheldrake Lake (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Mamaroneck 685 Weaver St, Larchmont, New York 10538

March 24, 2019 Sheldrake Lake is great for early spring foraging. Right out of the parking lot, the group will collect garlic mustard, a nutritious, tasty, garlicky green with a root that tastes like horseradish. The leaves are great in salads, but they also make an outstanding pesto. You can even coat them with herbs and roast them like kale chips....

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$20

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Morning Altars: Impermanent Earth Art

at New York Open Center - Flatiron 22 E 30th St, New York, New York 10016

We need beauty now more than ever. Let your hands and imagination bring you back into the language of the universe with Morning Altars, an impermanent earth art practice led by internationally renowned artist and teacher Day Schildkret.  In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn a seven-step process which includes foraging, wandering,...

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$150

Cunningham Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Cunningham Park 19600 Union Tpke, Fresh Meadows, New York 11366

This underappreciated urban park has enough habitat variety and plant species to keep foragers busy for days. We'll highlight those species in season as summer fades into fall, in conjunction with The Down to Earth Farmer's Market. The event begins with a wild demo at the market, before we set off into the woods, thickets, and fields...

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$5

Cunningham Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Cunningham Park 19600 Union Tpke, Fresh Meadows, New York 11366

This underappreciated urban park has enough habitat variety and plant species to keep foragers busy for days. We'll highlight those species in season as summer fades into fall, in conjunction with The Down to Earth Farmer's Market. The event begins with a wild demo at the market, before we set off into the woods, thickets, and fields...

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$10

Only Oaks and Eating Acorns

at Brooklyn Brainery

A tree tour with an unconventional flavor! We will visit some oaks and appreciate these long-lived trees by foraging for and eating acorns (with a bit of preparation, of course).  This class will meet at Prospect Park, and exact directions will be sent the day before the class. Walk meets rain...

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$13

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Forest Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg, New York, New York 11415

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,...

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$20

Mushroom Mania

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Labor Day through Halloween is the prime harvest season for a wide variety of wild mushrooms in the northeast. This outdoor session is your chance to learn where to find them, how to identify different species and their look-alikes, and how to distinguish the tasty mushrooms from the deadly ones! Pending student interest and availability, a follow-up...

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$315

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Forest Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg, New York, New York 11415

Forest Park's woodlands, cultivated areas, and thickets make it a great place for early summer foraging, and a perfect place to celebrate Independence Day. Luscious black raspberries are in season now, and we'll hunt for them in thickets throughout the day. We'll be looking for prized daylily flowers, in bloom in partially shaded areas throughout...

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$20

Inwood Hill Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Inwood Broadway & Dyckman St At the playground, New York, New York 10034

June 16, 2019 Inwood Hill Park is one of the best places for foragers to search for wild foods in late spring. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with edible and medicinal wild plants. Red, white, and pink mulberries will be at their peak now. Too perishable for commercial...

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$20

Saxon Woods (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Mamaroneck 1800 Mamaroneck Ave., White Plains, New York 10605

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...

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$20

Inwood Hill Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Inwood Broadway & Dyckman St At the playground, New York, New York 10034

June 16, 2019 Inwood Hill Park is one of the best places for foragers to search for wild foods in late spring. The city's hilliest park, with a large, mature forest, meadows, thickets, and cultivated areas, it's loaded with edible and medicinal wild plants. Red, white, and pink mulberries will be at their peak now. Too perishable for commercial...

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$20

Gardening to Attract Pollinators

at New York Botanical Garden - NYBG Bronx 2950 Southern Blvd, Bronx, New York 10458

Pollinators are essential to our environment, accounting for the reproduction of approximately 70% of flowering plants and a significant portion of our food crops. Many pollinators are in steep decline, but you can support and encourage them in your own landscape.  Get to know your local bees, beetles, flies, ants, butterflies, moths, and birds....

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$95

Stream in the Rambles of Central Park

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Central Park Central Park W & W 72nd St, New York, New York 10023

The 2015 season, the 3rd, opens with this most popular of parks for foragers. Because of its varied habitats and the combination of wild and cultivated, native and exotic plants, Central Park is a great place to forage, even in the winter and early-spring. Here are some of the species we'll be finding:  Cold-weather greens abound in Central Park...

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$10

Nature Study Woods Park (Teens/Adults)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - New Rochelle Flandreau Ave & Webster Ave, New Rochelle, New York 10804

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...

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$20
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