Foraging in the Summertime

By Ozark Folk Center State Park (other events)

Friday, July 15 2022 9:00 AM 3:00 PM CST

Total Cost of Class $147 - Which includes $22 registration fee paid here to sign up, (covers your admission to the Craft Village & Heritage Herb Garden). You owe the $100 class fee and $25 materials fee to Susan at the beginning of class. Susan accepts cash, check or Paypal.

Taught by Susan Belsinger & Tina Marie Wilcox

Learn about the diverse plants to forage as the seasons change in the Heritage Herb Garden—each season is different—providing us with a variety of wild weeds & tasty edibles. While helping to cultivate the gardens, students will learn to identify and process “weeds” that are good to eat & safe remedies. Participants will experience immersive herbalism while practicing conservation, harvesting, cleaning & preservation. We will prepare and feast upon a scrumptious summertime salsa verde served with seasonal veggies like summer-ripe tomatoes & cucumbers; summer rolls with wild foraged herbs & edible flowers; a Rubus leaf & berry iced tea—& who knows what other surprises we might come up with?! Each student will go home with some jewelweed vinegar.

Bring pruners or scissors, a chef & paring knife & a basket for gathering. We will be outside harvesting, so dress accordingly.