Foraging for wild edible plants
GRINNELL – Wild edible plants can be found almost anywhere, including your backyard. A “Foraging for Wild Edible Plants” course will be offered by Iowa Valley Continuing Education on Monday, March 11, from 6:30 to 8 pm.
The class will cover basic plant identification, easy to find and identify plants of different seasons, recommended guides and resources, foraging safety, cooking with wild edibles and more. Participants will find out how to spot the most common edible plants throughout the year.
Copies of “Wild Edible Plants in the Grinnell Area,” published by Grinnell College’s Center for Prairie Studies and written by instructor Jordan Scheibel, will be available.
This class will be followed by two spring wild edible plant walks. The first walk will be on Saturday, April 6, (ENV 2220 101) and the second walk will take place on Saturday, May 4, (ENV 2220 102). Both walks will start at the parking lot on the north end of Arbor Lake, at the west end of Washington Avenue in Grinnell, and will be held from 4 to 5:30 pm.
To register for “Foraging for Wild Edible Plants,” course number ENV 2221 001, contact Iowa Valley Continuing Education at 1-800-284-4823 or 641-752-4645. Cost of the class is $15. Participants will meet at Iowa Valley Grinnell, 123 6th Ave. West, Grinnell, room 209. For more information check out the IVCE website at www.IowaValley.com.