Discover in real time a field guide to all of the wild edible plants that grow right in your own backyard. Seeing 50 species is guaranteed and upwards of 70 to 80 are usually seen. Everything you discover will be described in easy terminology. Walk away with useful knowledge to use for a lifetime and perhaps change the way you look at landscapes around you. Questions are welcomed throughout the expedition.
Join Dave Odd, Chicago’s only full-time professional forager with more than 25 years experience in the field, for an eye-opening exploration.
October is the best mushroom season of all in Chicagoland where massive hen of the woods, giant puffballs, chicken of the woods, and more grow in abundance throughout area forests and parks. Discover the endless bounty of fall fruits, as well as medicinal and edible late season plants.
Dress for the weather and natural environments and bring a bottle of water. You will be emailed the place to meet at a local forest preserve. If weather is questionable, please call Odd on his cell, 847-409-8623. Due to social distancing, space is limited.
Date Saturday, October 3
Time 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM, bring a snack and bottled water
Cost $50/40 payment 10 days in advance