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The Friends of the Dyken Pond Center Present:Backyard Foraging: Wild Edible Plants

June 5, 2009

It has been said that nature is like a banquet. You just have to know where to look. This series of classes goes beyond your average plant walk. Students in this course will learn the basics of the art of foraging including how to safely identify edible species for the dinner table and how to avoid the poisonous look-alikes. Each class will have students gathering a handful of delectable goodies from the landscape and learning identification skills, harvesting techniques and tips to properly prepare each of them. Each month will cover different, seasonal plants and plants will not be repeated from one month to the next. Each class is designed to either stand alone or be taken as a continual series of knowledge and information.

Sessions are as follows:
June 14 and /or July 12
Fees and Times: $20; $15 members ($35 both classes) 11 am -4 pm

Pre-registration is required and space is limited to 10 participants.
Please register early by calling the Dyken Pond Center at 658-2055, or send an e-mail to
Participants must dress appropriately for being outdoors and bring a lunch and drink.

Sean Rowe has studied wild edible plants at Tom Brown’s Wilderness Survival School and Hawk Circle and also teaches wild edible plant and survival skills courses at Hudson Valley Community College.

Dyken Pond Environmental Education Center (Rensselaer County)
475 Dyken Pond Road
Cropseyville, New York 12052
518 658-2055