May
20
2:00 PM14:00

Spring into Foraging!

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**Registration is closed**

**The location for this event has changed! We will now be meeting at the intersection of the Midtown Greenway and East 28th St. in Minneapolis. See map here. If you are registered for this event, please see your email for details.

If April showers bring May flowers, what do April blizzards bring? Hopefully lots of tasty plants for the local forager to enjoy! Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging as we hike through Theodore Wirth Park and learn what wild edibles and medicinals spring has to offer. Plants we will probably encounter include garlic mustard, burdock, cattail, nettle, dandelion, and many others! Please note that you are not allowed to pick these plants on park land, but you will be taught how to identify, harvest, and prepare them. You will also get to enjoy samples harvested from other locations!

Sliding scale $10-$40. Scholarships are available. For more details, please email info@fourseasonforaging.com or call 612-440-5958.

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Mar
25
1:00 PM13:00

Maple Magic

 Collecting Maple Sap

Collecting Maple Sap

**REGISTRATION IS CLOSED**

It may be hard to believe, but spring is right around the corner! Temperatures are slowly rising; soon sap will start flowing in trees. We as humans can take advantage of this! Maple trees, especially the sugar maple, are tapped in spring to gain access to the sap. Often this is boiled down into syrup, but maple sap is a wonderful product in its own right. Lightly sweet and full of trace minerals, it’s a traditional spring tonic that has been enjoyed by humans for untold centuries. Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging to learn how to identify maple trees and participate in a tree-tapping demo. Samples of maple sap will be served (provided that the sap has been flowing!) We will also discuss boiling sap into syrup.

Meet at Washburn Fair Oaks Park in Minneapolis, on the corner of 22nd St. E and 3rd Ave S. (See map here.) There will be a sign that reads “Four Season Foraging.”

Sliding scale $10-$40. Scholarships are available. This event is wheelchair accessible. For more details, please contact info@fourseasonforaging.com.

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Dec
16
12:00 PM12:00

Eating Evergreens

 White Pine ( Pinus strobus ) Needles

White Pine (Pinus strobus) Needles

**Registration is closed**

Just because it’s the dead of winter doesn’t mean you have to stop foraging! Evergreens are easy to spot amongst the otherwise grey landscape, and they have a long history of treating coughs and colds, and supplying much-needed vitamins A and C during the winter. Join Maria Wesserle and Four Season Foraging to learn which evergreens to harvest and which to avoid. Also sample delicious tea and infused vinegar!

Meet in the kitchen of 4200 Cedar (see map here.) There will be a sign that reads “Four Season Foraging.” We will begin in the kitchen, then take a short jaunt outside to look at some trees, and end in the kitchen with pine switchel and hot tea!

Sliding scale $10-$40. Scholarships are available. This event is wheelchair accessible. For more details, please contact info@fourseasonforaging.com.

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Oct
21
12:00 PM12:00

Fall Fruit Foray

 Chokeberry ( Aronia melanocarpa )

Chokeberry (Aronia melanocarpa)

Saturday, October 21, 2017

12:00pm to 2:00pm

Corner of Midtown Greenway and James Ave S. in Minneapolis

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The days may be getting shorter and the weather colder, but that doesn’t mean the foraging season has come to a close! On the contrary-- fall is the time to harvest roots, nuts, and late-season fruits. Join Maria Wesserle of Four Season Foraging as we amble along the Midtown Greenway and learn what bounty fall has to offer the urban forager. We will discuss the identification, harvest, and preparation of a variety of wild fruits, including chokeberries, nannyberries, and rosehips.

Meet at the corner of the Midtown Greenway (north of Lagoon Ave.) and James Ave S. in Minneapolis. (Click here for map.) Look for a sign that reads “Four Season Foraging.” Please be on time, as we will be wandering around and you may not find us if you're late! 

Sliding scale $10-$40. Scholarships are available. This event is wheelchair accessible. For more details, please contact info@fourseasonforaging.com.

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