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Finding Food In The City

Leaf the grocery store behind (tee-hee) and learn the roots of urban foraging.

Category: Eat & Drink, Family Fun, Get Outdoors, Tour

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.
You’ll not only learn to identify what’s incredibly edible, but you’ll also uncover a whole new perspective on what it takes to survive in the wild. Kate Armstrong, a.k.a. the ultimate urban forager, will guide you throughout various areas in the city in search of ground-grown ingredients. Kate’s tours are renowned for teaching city folk how to live off the land, so to speak. What you once saw as weeds, will instantly become ingredients for salads, balms, jams and more. And the takeaway? How do a bounty of urban greens and a new appreciation for Denver’s all-natural produce sound?

 

Important Stuff!

Don’t Forget
  • Comfy shoes: You’ll be walking the streets during this 2-hour class, so come
  • Basket or cloth bag: Gotta have somewhere to put your fresh crop. Plastic bags might rip, but a reusable shopping tote would do just fine.

Kate Armstrong

Host

Urban Forager

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

Availability
Saturday, May 17, 2014 9:00AM Sold out

Experience Details

Location: Sustainability Park

Address: 2500 Lawrence St Denver, CO 80205 On the south side of the park

People: 4-16

Length: 2 hours

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