"Our bodies want contact with plants, animals, rolling terrain and open sky. We need to smell the land, touch the dirt with our bare feet, feel the textures of plants, see the movement of the animals, and feel the wind on our faces. In a sense, we need to be massaged by the natural world. Our bodies crave this contact."
- Frank Forencich Exuberant Animal
July 29th from 6-8pm.
Come learn about the wild edible foods growing all around you and how to identify, forage, and eat wild plants in a responsible way. Class with begin with a picnic where Pratt Blvd and Kedize Ave meet. Students can try some pre-made wild food and tea while learning how to identify wild foods and how to forage ethically and legally. Then we will go on a plant walk through the woods to point out the wild foods in season. There will be no foraging on the walk to help prevent damage to the ecosystem the plants reside in. Careless foraging can lead to certain plants becoming endangered and if you are caught foraging in areas where it's illegal you will be fined by the police. However pictures of edible plants with note cards can be taken on the walk. The note cards will have the plant’s common name, Latin name and what parts of the plant are edible. Students can then take this information to harvest plants on their own property or in other acceptable locations.
Tuesday, May 15th at 7pm
Irene C. Hernandez Family Picnic Grove
4498 Foster Ave, Chicago IL 60630