Everywhere you turn in the Sacramento area, there’s something to eat — if you know what to look for. Join us for an introduction to foraging local berries, branches and other foods from nature’s bounty. We will meet in a convenient spot near Midtown (location to be provided upon registration) and spend the morning with local expert forager, Heather Pier, learning about the edible plants of our local area. We will learn how to identify edible plants and ways in which they can be used. Note: Because of parkway regulations, we will not be foraging on this outing.
Be prepared for summertime outdoors: bring sunscreen, shade hat and drinking water, etc. Be prepared for hiking in unpaved areas along the lower American River.
Ticket price includes training and healthy snacks. End time of 11:30 is approximate.
Meeting Location – Sutter Landing Regional Park in midtown Sacramento. Travel north on 28th Street to “B” Street where road dead ends at south side of American River Parkway in Sutter Landing Regional Park. Please meet near parking lot at shade structures near Bocce Ball Court.
This event is limited to 15 attendees. No refunds for cancellations or no-shows. Tickets available online at: http://forageslowfood.eventbrite.com/
Tickets will not be available the day of the event.
Heather shops at the grocery store, but she also heads out into the woods and fields regularly to find edible plants scattered across the landscape. You, too, can learn how to supplement your diet with miner’s lettuce, lambsquarters, and other salad fixings.
Heather and other foragers practice sustainability and are sensitive to fragile ecosystems. According to Heather’s website “we never ‘over forage’ and take only a modest amount of food when we forage. We understand flora and fauna get ‘first dibs’ on wild foods. We believe humans can SUPPLEMENT their diet with some wild foraged foods – but should never be greedy since wild foods are first and foremost for the critters and wildlife – we simply nibble a bit and sustainably harvest wild foods in our local terroir.”
This event is brought to you by Slow Food U, a program of Slow Food Sacramento that presents opportunities for learning how to bring good, clean, and fair food into your life through fun and educational activities.
Note: Slow Food Sacramento is a nonprofit organization run entirely by volunteers. Proceeds from this event will be used for food education, urban agriculture support, school programs, food campaigns, and projects to protect traditional foods and food practices. If you are interested in learning more, please contact our president at email@example.com.