Urban Foraging in my Hood

June 18, 2011

Leda Meredith, author of The Locavore's Handbook led a group of urbanites on a stroll through Prospect park in Brooklyn last week. The mission was to find edible herbs and plants growing in the park. The walk was a success as they encountered burdock, elderberry, garlic mustard, wild black cherry trees, chickweed, dandelion greens, white clover, and many more edible plants.

Leda also shared family stories of her great-grandmother the forager. After the walk the group dined on red clover bread served with wild edible dipping sauce. They also learned about locally brewed beers, at Beer Table where they had their feast. Urban foraging is a fun way to connect to nature and score some tasty, free edibles.

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