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Wild and Native Food Foraging Workshop at Merryspring

Posted May 16, 2013, at 9:24 a.m.
Foraging can be interesting and fun for the whole family.
Foraging can be interesting and fun for the whole family.

Wild food expert Tom Seymour will lead a Wild and Native Food Foraging Workshop at Merryspring Nature Center on Saturday, May 25 at 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 noon.

Guests will join Seymour on a walking lecture around the Merryspring grounds for a foraging scavenger hunt for native and wild edible plants. Along with botanical properties and natural histories, Seymour will give attendees cooking tips and recipe ideas for edible plants found in the Midcoast region.

Seymour is a writer and naturalist based in Waldo. He is the author of multiple books including Wild Plants of Maine – A Useful Guide, Forager’s Notebook, and Foraging New England – and many Falcon Guides on subjects as diverse as hiking, birding, and fishing in Maine.

This class is part of the Weekend Workshop series at Merryspring, sponsored by Camden Real-Estate. It is an outdoor lecture, so participants are reminded to wear sturdy shoes and weather-appropriate clothing for this event. To best accommodate the group, this workshop has a limit of 20 people. The cost of this workshop is $5 for Merryspring members, $10 for nonmembers. To sign up, please contact Merryspring at 236-2239 or info@merryspring.org.

Merryspring is a member-supported, non-profit nature education center and park located at the end of Conway Road just of Rt. 1 by the Hannaford shopping plaza in Camden. For more information, call Merryspring at 236-2239 or visit the website at www.merryspring.org.

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