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Foraging for Local Wild Food: Part I

January 31 @ 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Free – $15

Do you want to be able to find free food growing in your neighborhood?  Do you want to do so while being safe, and respectful of nature?  This discussion will help you get started on your foraging journey!

In this workshop, local forager and plant-enthusiast, Shane Jordan, will walk us through the basics of foraging and identify commonly-foraged trees and plants. Focus will be on humans relationship to nature, why foraging is valuable, a history of foraging through an anti-capitalist perspective, and foraging as it relates to race & class. We will also examine photos and discuss specific trees and plants in the area that make great foraging material. Stay tuned for part II of this workshop in early fall for a walk around Somerville to identify local plants good for foraging! 

Shane is based in Somerville and has been foraging for over a decade, but still considers himself a beginner.  He is most interested in that place where economy, ecology, philosophy, history, science, and politics overlap.  He spends a lot of time looking at plants and thinking “can I eat that?”

Part I of this workshop will be held via zoom. Please register online here and you will be sent a zoom link prior to the date. Tickets are sliding scale $0-$15. All proceeds will go toward the construction of our very first community compost-bin at South St. Farm!


January 31
6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Free – $15


Groundwork Somerville