When: Saturday, December 29, 2018
1:00 – 4:00 p.m.
Where: Meet near the Hawaii Nature Center
2131 Makiki Heights Road
We will meet you at the lower gate.
Cost: $15 for Slow Food O’ahu Members, $20 for Non-members
Nature provides seasonal treats to enjoy. Join Slow Food Oahu once again for a fall foraging adventure led by Dr. Nat Bletter, flavor-meister of Madre Chocolate. Nat earned his PhD in ethnobotany for City University of New York. He is a past Slow Food Oahu delegate to Terra Madre. You’ll be in great hands as you learn about and taste the incredible plant life–seeds, flowers, fruit, vines, etc., all growing wild in Makiki. These plants may be growing in your own 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. Biodiversity issues are at the heart of Slow Food’s mission.
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, plate and bags for gathering. Bring water, be sure to wear sun and and/or rain protection.
Sign up: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/december-foraging-in-urban-honolulu-wnat-tickets-53420682700
In the works for 2019 are monthly foraging tours! Please stay tuned for dates and location.