Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Spring Classes, Walks, and Lectures for 2017











The 3 Foragers have several educational presentations and walks coming up this spring in the Connecticut and Rhode Island area. We are available for seasonal edible plant programs, fungi ID classes, invasive plant talks, and guided walks throughout the year. We work with libraries, nature centers, summer camps, land trusts, and garden clubs to educate the public about conservation and responsible harvest of wild foods. Please check back to find classes as we add to this growing list of classes and walks. Contact us at  kraczewski@comcast.net.


March Mushroom Madness Presentation, March 26, 9:00 AM-11: 30 AM, Sessions Woods WMA, 341 Milford St, Burlington CT 06013. (860) 675-8130

Come out for a talk and slideshow entitled "Foraging the Fantastic, Delicious, Deadly, and Glowing Mushrooms of Connecticut" given by The 3 Foragers featuring Connecticut fungi. You'll have an opportunity to meet members of the Connecticut Valley Mycological Society as well as learn about club membership. There will be coffee and snacks served beginning at 9 am when the doors open. The program will begin at approximately 10 am. This lecture is free for the public, $5.00 for CVMS members.



Foraging and Eating Invasive Plants Presentation, April 116:00 PM- 7:45 PM, Cheshire Public Library, 104 Main St, Cheshire CT 06410. (203)-272-2245

Use your appetite to combat invasive plants by learning the most common and delicious ones in Connecticut with an educational slide presentation, including recipe ideas. Featuring The 3 Foragers, a family studying, photographing, and tasting wild foods for more than a decade in southeastern Connecticut. Free admission, registration appreciated.


Edible Wild Plants of Spring Presentation, April 17, 6 PM- 7:15 PM, North Smithfield Public Library, SLatersville Rhode Island 02876. (401) 767-2780

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slide presentation. Free admission, registration appreciated.



Edible Wild Plants of Spring Presentation, April 26, 6 PM-7:15 PM, Kingston Public Library, 2605 Kingston Rd, Kingston RI 02881. (401) 783-8254

See description above. Free admission, registration appreciated.


Go Wild! Spring Edible Plant Foraging Talk and Walk, April 30, 1 PM-3 PM, Trumbull Nature and Arts Center, 715 Main St, Trumbull CT 06611

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow, and finish with a walk outside to put some of those newly learned skills to the test. Pre-register with TNAC at http://www.trumbullnatureandartscenter.org/index.html Cost: $3.00 per person, ages 7 and up, with adult.


Edible Wild Plants of Spring Talk and Walk, May 6, 10 AM- 12:30 PM, Ansonia Nature Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia CT 06401. (203) 736-1053

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow., then we will head outside at the Ansonia Nature Center to explore and discover some wild food. Register with Ansonia Nature Center, space is limited. Cost: TBD


On the Table Food Series: Edible Wild Plants of Spring Presentation, May 10, 6:30 PM-8 PM, Providence Public Library, 150 Empire St, Providence RI 02903. (401) 455-8000

As the warmer temperatures and longer days of spring unfold, many tender, young edible shoots, plants, flowers, and even a few fungi awaken a forager’s senses and delight. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of spring, from invasive bamboo shoots to the lemony tang of fresh wood sorrel, including some of the early edible fungi of the season. Join The 3 Foragers as they discuss the edible plants and fungi of spring, with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow. Free admission, registration required.
 


Edible Wild Plants of Spring Talk and Walk, May 13, 10 AM-12:30 PM, James L. Goodwin State Forest, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton CT 06247. (860) 455-9534

See description above. Cost: $5.00 for the public, free for Friends of Goodwin and CFPA members. Registration is REQUIRED, space is limited.


Edible Wild Plants of Spring Presentation, May 25, 6:30 PM-7:45 PM, Woonsocket Harris Public Library, 303 Clinton Rd, Woonsocket RI 02895. (401) 769-9044

See description above. Free admission, registration appreciated. 


Edible Wild Plants of Spring Talk and Walk, May 27, 1 PM-2:30 PM, Bushy Hill Nature Center, 253 Bushy Hill Rd, Deep River CT 06417 www.bushyhill.org/ 

See description above. Donations to Bushy Hill accepted. Registration appreciated.





 








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