Learn to identify edible urban greens with the help of Kate Armstrong, a woman who knows her way around a sidewalk-sourced buffet.Ever thought you could fill your belly with healthy, edible plants without having to set foot in a grocery store or farmers market? Well here’s your chance to unleash that inner adventurer (and vegetarian at heart) because this experience is designed to fill your plate exclusively with what’s growing in the parks and sidewalk cracks of Denver.
A true forager at heart, Kate Armstrong grew up on a small, diversified farm in the 1950s. Throughout her charmingly rural upbringing, her mother would teach her about the great array of delicious, edible greens, fruits, and seeds that grew in the wild on and around their property. Then after Kate retired, she put on her city shoes and moved to the Big D (that’s Denver), where she began spreading the joy of urban foraging.
Today, Kate regularly takes groups out in search of widely unknown plants like wild purslane, which is high in Omega 3 fatty acids and makes a great addition to salads. “I realized many people had lost touch with the simplicity of our former eating habits, and the ability to create what we need at home from the world around us,” she says.
Next date: Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00AM
For groups of 4-16