Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Inwood Hill Park Wild Food Walk

There are still a few spots left on this walk:

16 May 2015, 12pm - 3pm 
Inwood Hill Park
(Children under 10 walk for free, with prior notice)

Come on a walk in an outdoor park classroom to learn how to recognize the delicious edibles that grow under our noses.

The largest woodland on Manhattan island is beautiful  in May. The wild blueberries should already be in bloom and the catbriar shoots growing by the day. We may spot prickly nettles and jewelweed nearby to soothe the burn. Young, sage-y and very invasive mugwort will be lining the paths. Pokeweed will have poked up... and we may see the tail end of garlic mustard, a far cheaper version of broccoli rabe.

After our walk or perhaps in the middle, we will take a break and enjoy a wild foods snack: perhaps quail eggs dipped in mugwort salt, or  some garlic mustard pesto slathered on field garlic cheese bread.

Bring something to drink and your own snack if long walk makes you hungry. There are hills and dales, and this is a real hike, but not Everest.

We meet at 12pm sharp at the entrance at Seaman Avenue and Isham, returning there by 3pm or a little later. The closest subway is the A to 207th. More information will be emailed to confirmed walkers closer to the time.


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