Spring time is the perfect season to get outside and learn about what's growing all around you. There's a good chance that wild edibles are springing forth in your backyard, community garden or favourite nature spot if you know where to look and what to look for. If you're interested in learning how to safely and respectfully harvest wild food this season, join EatWild mentors Jody and Dylan in a spring foraging series designed to give you the confidence to identify, create relationships, respectfully wildcraft, process, prepare, cook and enjoy your harvest.
Each workshop takes place over a weekend starting on Thursday evening with a one hour long introduction to the seasonal wild plants we'll be covering. In this session we'll learn how to identify plants and plant characteristics, discuss land access, poisonous lookalikes, foraging tools and safety. On Saturday morning, Jody will lead a nature walk in the city to help you identify wild edibles that are in season.
Empowered with this information, participants can set off to forage for ingredients in the wild or at your local farmers market. Participants will gather again on Sunday evening to process, prepare and cook their harvest. This is an interactive cooking class where we will prepare a delicious meal made from our wild ingredients as well as a wild cocktail. Questions, cooking techniques, food and foraging stories will be shared during this fun and casual evening where you just may find your next foraging partner within our EatWild community. Recipes and ingredient lists will be provided in advance of the cooking class.
All of the workshop components can be taken on their own, however we recommend signing up for the trifecta for a well-rounded experience.
Thursday 6:30 PM - 7:30 PM Info session (at the Fjallraeven store on Broadway in Vancouver) with information on the seasonal plants
Saturday 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM Nature identification walk in the city
Sunday 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM Live online cooking class