Sustainable Burien’s ‘Urban Foraging Walk’ Through Seahurst Park Is April 15

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Sustainable Burien’s ‘Urban Foraging Walk’ Through Seahurst Park Is April 15
April 15, 2012
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Seahurst Park
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1600 SW Seahurst Drive, Burien, WA, 98166, United States

Sustainable Burien will be holding a free ‘Urban Foraging Walk’ through Seahurst Park from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m. on Sunday, April 15.

“Guests will learn how to identify some of the most common edible weeds and wild foods available in the city,” reads an announcement. “Weeds are an abundant source of nutritious food available for the picking. Many of our most common weeds hide huge nutrition in their tasty little leaves!”

Master forager Melany Vorass, will present information on gathering ethics, local rules and regulations, safety, and general information about how to cook with weeds. Participants will learn about free and abundant superfoods like dandelion, plantain, catsear, nipplewort and shotweed and will receive a handy take-home brochure with field identification information and cooking tips. After almost 25 years as an environmental policy analyst, Melany retired to pursue a combination of her three greatest loves: plants, food and writing. She studied ethnobotany at the Evergreen State College, has a degree in environmental policy, and has been an avid forager for well over 40 years. With over 20 years experience in adult instruction, she now teaches urban foraging to a wide variety of people including University of Washington, high schools, youth groups, homeless shelters and through Seattle Tilth. Smack in the heart of Seattle, she tends an urban farm with chickens, honeybees and goats. Between farming, foraging for plants, bugs and snails, urban trapping and fishing, and cooking, canning, drying and fermenting her family’s food, she seldom needs (or has time) to visit a grocery store.

Here are the details:

WHAT: Sustainable Burien’s Urban Foraging Walk.

WHEN: Sunday, April 15 from 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

WHERE: Seahurst Park in Burien. Allow enough time to park at the upper parking lot if lower is full. Walk will start right at 2 p.m. from the lower parking lot. Dress for the weather.

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