Wild Edibles Walk
August 10 @ 6:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Queens Farm is host to a variety of wild edible plants in our woodlands, pollinator gardens, and pathway edges. Join plant expert and author Marie Viljoen for this outdoor exploration of the farm and learn to safely identify and sustainably harvest wild, seasonal ingredients. We’ll discuss the evolving ethics of foraging, how to collect native wild plants, pollution issues, invasive versus native plants, and biodiversity — all tying into Marie’s approach of conservation foraging. The walk ends with a refreshing, wild-inspired drink. Bring comfortable walking shoes, a water bottle, and a notebook and/or camera to document your discoveries.
Marie Viljoen is a South African-born, NYC-based writer, gardener, forager, and cook. She is the author of “Forage, Harvest, Feast: A Wild-Inspired Cuisine” and “66 Square Feet: A Delicious Life”. She teaches at the New York Botanical Garden and leads foraging walks in NYC and beyond.
- Advance online tickets are required as space is limited.
- This class is part of the Public Education Program at Queens Farm and is open to ages 18+.
- Tickets are non-refundable and non-transferable.