Locavore author Leda Meredith shows groups how to find and harvest safe-to-eat plants such as black raspberries and sassafras
Wild edible plants are all around, growing right at your feet — in our city parks, as the “weeds” in community gardens and backyards, even in abandoned parking lots. You just need to know where to look. Leda will show you how to safely spot wild edibles such as black raspberries, sassafras, wild "cardoons", daylily blossoms and many more natural delights. Discover the tastes and aromas of these wild, seasonal ingredients. Learn how to sustainably harvest and then deliciously prepare them.
* Foraging Tour
Leda shows you how to find food that's safe to eat growing all around
* Lesson on Preparing Foraged Foods
Leda explains the flavors and aromas of wild ingredients and how to serve them
Meet the Host
Leda Meredith is the author of several books including Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries. She lives almost entirely on food grown or raised within 250 miles of Brooklyn, NY. She's also the Food Preservation Guide for About.com, a certified...More about this host
Jen WittlinLeda Meredith is the real deal. She is super knowledgeable and fun to learn from. There is a whole new world open to me and I can't wait to continue to learn about wild edibles. I highly recommend her tours, cooking classes and books.
Mallory LanceLeda has written several books about urban foraging and knows a vast array of wild plants that are edible and/or medicinal, and where and when to find them. She has experience cooking and preserving these plants and can give idea on how to incorporate them into your cooking. I also appreciated her insistence on sustainability, encouraging the harvest of invasive high-growth plants over the more trendy foraging items like ramps and fiddlehead ferns which are being decimated by over-harvesting. Leda's style is very frank and to the point, and we covered lots of ground (literally and figuratively) on this foraging tour of Prospect Park. Would definitely take another class with Leda and will bring friends. Worth every penny.
Mary KearnsWe had a wonderful time learning about the many edibles that grow abundantly all around us. We have taken foraging classes before, but Leda's fun teaching style made it easy to remember the long list of plants she helped us to identify. I highly recommend this event for anyone interested in wild foods.