Learn about edible native and introduced plants from Margit Roos-Collins, the author of the newly reissued local foraging classic, The Flavors of Home: A Guide to Wild Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area. Margit will share some favorite native nibbles, weeds worth harvesting, and good plants to harvest with children. She will also bring a selection of edible plants from Native Here Nursery, all of them attractive and low-water garden additions.
Tasting plants in the wild bonds people to their environment with an intimacy and intensity unmatched by most outdoor activities. Land managers both understand this and struggle to protect plants from the ravages of commercially motivated harvesting. We’ll hear about some of the challenges associated with foraging and tips for keeping it safe, legal, and sustainable.