Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Dead Horse Bay Forage Walk

Dead Horse Bay
17 September 2016
1pm - 4pm

A Dead Horse Bay walk is a real New York expedition where public transport and the wilds of Brooklyn meet in the kind of juxtaposition that makes you happy to live here. From the bowels of the subway to the beach where oyster catchers shriek...

Every season presents something different on the shores of Jamaica Bay. This field and beach combination showcases both the weedily edible as well as the indigenously fragrant (which you can also grow at home). From mugwort and milkweed to bayberries, sea rocket and autumn olive, with a low tide forage around the edges to see what a previous century's trash looked like. Dead Horse Bay used to be a dump. Yes, bring bags if you like glass bottles.

We'll picnic half way before moving back inland.

I will be bottling a limited amount of Shoreline Pop based on the herbs we will see on this walk, so book early to guarantee yourself a taste.

Attendance is limited to 15 walkers, and a confirmation email with more details will be sent out to confirmed walkers in the week leading up to our adventure. Please note that 1pm is the meet time on site. Your trip may start an hour before that if you're traveling by subway and bus.


For more about my walks please read the Wild Food Walks and Talks page. There are also new walks in Red Hook Brooklyn (this Saturday, 10 September), Prospect Park and Central Park.

1 comment:

  1. I wish I lived in NY so I could come on this walk!
    Have fun...


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