Spring Urban Foraging – May 8, 2016 from 2:00 – 5:00 p.m.
Makiki Tantalus Area (near the Hawaii Nature Center)
Join us for one of our favorite regularly scheduled tours led by Dr. Nat Bletter of Madre Chocolate. Nat will take you on a foraging adventure in Makiki, where you will make amazing discoveries about wild edible plants you may have been snubbing as weeds, some of which may be in your own backyard. Learn about the incredible plant life in Makiki, and taste a variety of plants, and flowers, fruit and seeds. As we learned from Sunny Savage, author of Wild Food Plants of Hawaii, expanding your diet by including wild plants helps add to your gut’s biodiversity! AND you may kokua and eradicate invasives by gathering and eating them!
At the end of the tour, Nat will put together a lovely wild plant salad to be enjoyed by all. Bring a fork and plate, and plastic bags for what you gather. Be sure to wear sun, and/or rain protection and bring water.
See you in Makiki! Go just beyond the Hawaii Nature Center (2131 Makiki Hts. Rd.). We’ll meet at the lower gate.
The cost is $15 for members, $20 for non-members. To register, go to http://www.eventbrite.com/o/