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Urban Nature: A Foraging Field Trip

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Discover and learn to identify the wealth of wild and weedy edible plants growing under our urban noses. Join a foraging walk from the garden to Prospect Park.

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$53

Wild Edibles

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

From the edible natives of our northeastern forests, like ramps and fiddleheads, to weedy introductions such as purslane and lambsquarters, there are dozens of unconventional food plants you can grow or forage. Learn to safely identify, harvest, and prepare these delicious wild ingredients, and discover which noninvasive natives will thrive in your...

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$42

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The Wonders of Agave:Tequilas, Raicilla, Mezcals,Sotols

at New York Botanical Garden - Midtown 20 W 44th St 3F, New York, New York 10036

Agave have been harvested from the arid "desert forests" of Mexico for over 9,000 years. Today, the genus is best known for the production of mezcal, which can be made from dozens of species, many still wild harvested today.  Join NYBG ethnobotanist (and bartender!) Brian Hockaday to explore the history, biology, and taxonomy of this fascinating...

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$85

The Forager's Feast

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn how to identify and sustainably harvest the abundance of wild edibles growing right here in Brooklyn, such as purslane, sassafras, wild cherry, burdock, and many more. You’ll also get tips on the best ways to prepare as well as preserve them.

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$40

A Day of Foraging and Mushroom Hunting in the Catskills

at Remedies Herb Shop

Foraging Extraordinaire Paul Tappenden and mycologist/mushroom enthusiast John Michelotti will be leading us in 2 walks where you'll learn how to identify and sustainably harvest the wild plants and mushrooms of the season. The day will culminate in an communal meal using the herbs, plants and fungi that we gather during the day. Paul will further...

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$125

Foraging for Wild Edible Plants

at Brooklyn Botanic Garden - Crown Heights 1000 Washington Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11225

Learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest, and deliciously prepare the feast growing at your doorstep with ethnobotanist Leda Meredith, author of Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Plants from Beach Plums to Wineberries. The Northeast is rich in wild edible plants, even in the city. On this foraging foray, we'll find native delicacies...

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$53

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

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

Leatherstocking Trail (Kids 12 & Under)

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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$10

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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

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 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 (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

The Queensway (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Elmhurst Woodhaven Blvd, New York, New York 11373

This tour of The Queensway and adjacent Forest Park, in Woodhaven, Queens, held in conjunction with Friends of the Queensway, will explore one of the best places for foraging in late summer. We’ll hike along a long-abandoned LIRR trackway, plus wild, wooded trails running through a large, mature forest. We'll also examine thickets and cultivated...

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$20
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