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Wild in the City – Day 3 Details

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Remember to bring your own scrapbooks with you for this coming Wild in the City! Besides out in the field, hands-on learning, your scrapbook is one of the best ways to help your retain your discoveries, feelings, and wisdom of your day…

This Sunday is Day Three of Wild in the City for Confirmed Participants

***We are going to need our bikes. If you don’t have one, please borrow one!***

Focus for Day 3:

Urban harvest; food-producing and medicinal trees and shrubs; forestry “support”… the wildcrafting way.

From Station Zuid, we are going to walk our bikes, and ride them as well, along city streets, bike paths, along a volkstuin, and into a public park with some ‘wild’ areas in it. We will have our lunch along the way, and, at some point, have a break at the lovely Paviljoen Acquarious -www.paviljoenaquarius.nl
We’ll stop along the way to make tinctures, have lunch, and look at stuff. Take a look at what you need to bring, please.

I’ll be introducing Japanese Quince, crab-apples, mullein, wild arugula, speedwell herb, hops, black walnut trees, alder trees, braam and raspberries (and rooting shoots thereof), wild asparagus, teasel. Also, sheep sorrel and you’ll recognize some of the other juicy edibles along the way. Perhaps we’ll discuss the wonder-root: calamus. Overall, it will be a great, big, satisfying day.

Call me if you have questions.

***If you are a Groen en Doen Grant Recipient, please send me a link to your BLOG – before Saturday. I need to see the blogs to make a report to Groen en Doen***

Day Three Details:
Date: May 26, 2013
Time: 10:00 to 16:00

Starting Point: at Caffe Belmondo, in Station Zuid WTC.
It is right in the ZuiderPlein, on the North West side of the train tracks. Please google for the address to be perfectly sure.

YOU MUST RSVP – I want to know who is coming! Thanks!
See you on Sunday!

Bring:

  • notebook, pencil, tape, magnifying glass, scissors or swiss-army knife
  • camera, if you like
  • gloves
  • guidebooks! to help identify your plants
  • paper bags of different sizes
  • dress for the weather
  • brown-bag lunch; maybe ‘bread-n-spread’ to make wild sandwiches
  • thermos of hot water, of course!
  • small jar (sterilized pesto or olive-sized jar) with tight-fitting lid – sterilized means washed sparkly-clean with hot water and soap – a dishwasher also does the trick.
  • 2nd jar – 3/4 full of 40% vodka (your choice if you want higher-proof vodka, or organic). This jar should also have been sterilized, again, with a tight-fitting lid.
  • maybe extra water or hand-wipes to clean your hands
  • If you still have a presentation to make, bring your notes and a sample of your plant (or we may find it along the way).

Jen

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Author: It's a Wild Thing

Nature-crazy forager sharing a love of wild medicinal & edible plants & a passion for all wild things. Events & classes on sustainable foraging, bringing the wild into your life & nature therapy: itsawildthing.com

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