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Monthly Foraging with Nat and Slow Food O’ahu
May 19, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm
Introducing monthly foraging with Nat Bletter! By popular request, Slow Food O’ahu is offering monthly foraging for the really slow foodies out there! Foraging tours will be held at different locations month to month for variety. Even if you’ve done this tour before, join us again for a tour at a different location!
Nature provides seasonal treats to enjoy. Join Slow Food O’ahu once again for monthly foraging adventures led by Dr. Nat Bletter, Flavormeister of Madre Chocolate. Nat earned his Ph.D. in ethnobotany from City University of New York and is a past Slow Food O’ahu delegate to Terra Madre. You’ll be in great hands as you learn about, and get to taste the incredible plant life – seeds, flowers, fruit, vines, etc., all growing wild in Makiki, and likely also growing in your backyard! 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 biodiversity is at the heart of what Slow Food is about. At the end of the tour, Nat will toss foraging finds into a very wild plant salad to be enjoyed by all. Bring a fork and plate, and bags for gathering.
Minimum of 8 people required, maximum of 20. Because of the nature of this event, refunds will only be given up until a week before the date of foraging tour.
Be sure to wear sun, and/or rain protection and bring water.
*Slow Food O’ahu encourages our participants to come with an open mind and an appetite for learning (and eating). If you are not sure of the plant life, please DO NOT put it in your mouth.