I will be leading a wild plants tour of the common grounds of the meadowbrook apartments on Saturday, June 23rd at 3pm. This tour will also be offered for free to anyone who wants to participate, but a $5-$10 donation would be appreciated. Please RSVP, so I know how many people to expect. You can do this on my Facebook page, either for river city wild foods, or the event page, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We will meet at the entrance of the apartments at Cogbill rd and Whetstone rd (whetstone does not have a street sign, but does have big brick signs that say "Meadowbrook Apartments"). The tour should take about an hour and a half to two hours and we will conclude at the playground. As always, kids of all ages are welcome, but must be closely supervised because we will be covering toxic plants. Parking is available for nonresidents, just make sure the spot is not numbered, or blocking anyone's way, and please be courteous to residents as we will, at times, be near people's back doors.
Some of the plants we will cover in this tour will be: blackberry, wild mint, lambs quarters, poke weed, wild grapes, spider wort, beechnut, plantain, sheep sorrel, wood sorrel, field garlic, common mallow, curly dock, kudzu, tree of heaven, burdock, poor man's pepper, and others.
Please read over my post, the ethics and safety of foraging to get familiar with the ground rules before participating. Thank you, and I hope to see you Saturday!