Frolic #35

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Real warmth is settling in and it seems like plants are exploding all around up with buds, leaves, blossoms and shoots - it's an easy time of year to get overwhelmed with forage-ables.

Join us to explore the eastern arm of the Don Ravine to talk about some of our common favourites that you should get now before they're gone (or in their next stages). Stinging nettles, dandelion, Japanese knotweed, garlic mustard, pine candles and coltsfoot will be our focus - with many others along the way we're sure. Since folks are keen to get some instructions on preparing plants for consumption (deliciously or medicinally) we'll be give you suggestions for 1 medicinal and 2 edible ways to enjoy some of the plants above. Pesto is not the only use for garlic mustard!

Meet us just south of the Science Centre, at Gateway Blvd and Don Mills Rd (the 25, 325 & 144 TTC buses stop here) and dress for the weather as we go rain or shine. Bring your favourite field guide AND your favourite recipes to share - please write recipes out on a 8.5'x11' paper or smaller, we'll take pictures of all the recipes and post them after the meeting.

Everyone/anyone is welcome to bring a prepared wild food to share with the group - especially if it includes one of the plants above. Make a killer dandelion green smoothie? Or, stinging nettle spanikopita? Bring some along to share and tell us about your cooking/preparing methods! (not obligatory - but everyone should bring a cup/drinking vessle for sharing in tea or other drinks)

Late or lost? Call/text Rebecca at 416-768-2182 - sometimes we don't respond right away as the frolic has started but we will call you back :)
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By: Wild Foragers Society

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