Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Mother's Day Morel and Leek Walk

A Partnership of ISLAND and the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center
Sunday, May 8th at the Wagbo Farm

Morel and Leek Walk: 10 am to noon.
Come take a walk and learn about wild edible plants and spring mushrooms. We will cover what habitat to look for and identication of wild plants and mushrooms. Please remember to dress for the weather, wear hiking footwear, and bring a basket. Stick around to learn how to pickle leeks and preserve morels at a workshop to follow!

$5-$10 suggested donation. No preregistration required. No one will be turned away for lack of funds.

Morel and Leek Preservation Workshop:
1 to 2:30 pm.
There are many ways to preserve morels and leeks. We will cover how to dry and freeze morels, and how to dry, freeze, and pickle wild leeks. Each participant will take home one half pint jar of pickled leeks. If you didn’t attend the walk, that’s okay! Anyone can attend the workshop.

$5-$10 sliding scale. Pre-registration required.

May Potluck: Wild Edibles Hike

First Saturday Potluck: Wild Edibles
Saturday, May 7th, 12 pm

Join the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center for an afternoon of good food, fun company, and inspired programming. This month the potluck starts at 12 pm. Bring a dish to pass if you can, but feel free to attend with a dish or without.

The program begins at 1 pm with a hike on the Wagbo property to locate wild edibles! Learn to identify, harvest, and prepare springtime fare. We will also provide recipes to turn your harvest to a tasty dish!

Free and open to the public. For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-536-0333 or wagbo@torchlake.com.



Thursday, April 7, 2011

Wild Parsnip Diggin

WEEDS Event: Wild Parsnip Diggin'
Saturday, April 23rd, 3 pm

WEEDS (Wild Edibles for Ecological and Dietary Sustainability), a project of the Martha Wagbo Farm and Education Center, is a Northern Michigan forager group devoted to wildcrafting food for fun and sustenance as we reconnect to the land. We meet throughout the year in Antrim County and beyond to harvest and prepare our wild bounty. Learn more at the WEEDS blog.

Few know that wild parsnip, an invasive bane of habitat restorers, is the exact same plant you buy in the store! Bring a shovel to harvest this delicious root vegetable and help preserve native wildflowers. Free and open to the public.

For more info, contact Wagbo at 231-536-0333, or email wagbo@torchlake.com.