Learn to Forage for Edible Wild Plants at Adkins Arboretum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE (RIDGELY, MD—OCTOBER 12, 2011)

Immerse yourself in the exciting, sustainable and nutritious world of foraging for wild plants when Adkins Arboretum offers Foraging on Sun., Oct. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. Led by Bill Schindler, Ph.D., participants will take to the field to learn to identify, harvest and prepare many of fall’s wild edibles. It doesn’t get more local or organic than this!

Schindler is a professor of anthropology and archaeology at Washington College in Chestertown, Md. He specializes in prehistoric technologies and has spent decades learning about food procurement, processing and use technologies. Dr. Schindler is also an expert in wild foods and incorporates these foods into his and his family’s diet on a regular basis. His research influences his passion for cooking, which regularly features wild animals and plants as well as cured and fermented foods.

The program is $15 for members, $20 for the general public. Register online or call 410.634.2847, ext. 0. Please note that foraging by individuals is not permitted on the Arboretum grounds.

Adkins Arboretum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve at the headwaters of the Tuckahoe Creek in Caroline County. Open year round, the Arboretum offers educational programs for all ages about nature and gardening. Through its Campaign to Build a Green Legacy, the Arboretum will build a new LEED-certified Arboretum Center and entranceway to broaden educational offerings and research initiatives promoting best practices in conservation and land stewardship. For additional information about Arboretum programs, visit www.adkinsarboretum.org or call 410-634-2847, ext. 0.

Photo: Dr. Bill Schindler, professor of archaeology and anthropology at Washington College, will lead a program on foraging for edible wild plants on Sun., Oct. 23 at Adkins Arboretum. Photo courtesy of Mike Hardesty and Washington College.