Preparing for Wild Edible Tours for 2014

I’m getting excited about starting some tours this year. I thought I’d start putting some notes out about the process. I want everybody following me to know that I do plan on several tours this year. I will be out foraging and learning myself quite a bit as well but many of those trips will be spur of the moment. I will also have many planned trips for those interested in learning. This post is to explain some details about what to expect with those classes.

Each planned outdoor class will run for several hours and may even take up half a day. There is a lot to show and a lot to learn while we are out there and I hope that those who come will be serious and have a desire to learn. You may not want to bring young children but if you do be sure to have some food and water for them (as for yourself) and something to keep them entertained. these forages are not always fun for kids and we will be talking about specifics of identifying plants. It’s a lot of learning stuff. 🙂

We will likely learn to identify several different plants while we are out and then spend time as a group individually discussing those plants and searching for them to be sure we can tell the differences and identify plants correctly.

I do not know how to identify all of the hundreds of thousands of plants that exist in Utah but I hope to be able to learn continually about many of those that are useful and to share that knowledge. I’d like to leave a list here of some items that are helpful when coming on these tours and classes.

  1. Water to drink
  2. Snacks to keep you and kids happy
  3. Wild edibles books
  4. Notepad or electronic device to take notes
  5. Camera
  6. Spray bottle to clean foraged foods
  7. Small shovel or pick
  8. White plastic bags or small buckets for collection

Stay in touch for upcoming events and classes and email me if you have any questions or information to share. Mike@WildeUtahEdibles.com.

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