Upcoming Foraging Tours, Classes & Events with Leda
Want a foraging tour, food preservation or locavore workshop for you and your friends, or for your local organization? Please contact me to figure out the details!
Saturday, March 1, 2014 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
I’ll be giving workshops on both foraging and food preservation, and there will be lots of other interesting workshops and talks all related to sustainable food systems. Check the CT NOFA site for details!
Houseplants 101: Choose the Perfect Plant for Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday, March 23, 2014 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Selecting the right plant means the difference between something that looks gorgeous and is easy to take care of and a sad-looking specimen that leaves you wondering what you did wrong! This class will help you find plants that love exactly the amount of light, humidity, and other conditions your indoor space has to offer.
How Not to Kill Your Houseplant for Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday, March 23rd, 2014 2-5 p.m.
After this class you’ll never again have to wonder whether you watered too much or too little, when to repot a plant into a bigger container, or about any other fundamental questions of indoor plant care.
Growing Food in the Shade for Brooklyn Botanic Garden
Sunday April 6, 2014 10 a.m. - 1 p.m.
Think you can’t grow edibles because you have a shady garden? Think again! There are plenty of delicious and unusual plants that thrive in woodland conditions. Learn which plants grow best in partial to full shade and how to care for them from planting to harvest.
April 26 - 28
On a spring weekend, 120 people from all over Eastern North America will take into the woods and fields of North Carolina to learn about edible wild plants, meet other foragers, & celebrate spring. After an introduction to some of the plants to be collected, participants will join small groups led by experienced foragers to collect wild foods. Each year the North Carolina Wild Foods Weekend hosts a featured speaker (Leda’s Note: that would be me in 2014). The climax of the weekend will be a wild feast composed of collected foods prepared by the participants. The Sunday program will feature uses of wild plants & a variety of outdoor activities.
Northeast Foraging for Brooklyn Botanic Garden
May 18, 2014 10am - 1pm
The Northeast is rich in wild edible plants, even in the city. In May we’ll find native delicacies such as pokeweed and ramps growing right next to introduced invasive (but still delicious) species including sorrel and gobo root. Ethnobotanist Leda Meredith, author of the just-released Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Plants from Beach Plums to Wineberries, will teach you how to safely identify, sustainably harvest, and deliciously prepare the feast growing at your doorstep.