Family Farm Days
Thank you to all who joined us!
Derek Berkheim from Seekers Wild joined us for the first family farm day of the summer. Families were taught how to build a fire using bow drills and hand drills. Everyone was determined to master fire building but Derek assured it takes lots of practice!
Derek followed up with an informative nature walk to show everyone which plants are edible and their many uses. His number one tip was making sure you are 100% certain a plant is what you think it is before you eat it. Everyone’s favorite seemed to be the oxalis (clover), which makes for a sour trail side snack.
The next family farm day on July 14th will feature the use of wild weeds for food and medicine. To check out future Family Farm Days, visit our Family Farm Day page.
More on plants
Looking to learn more about edible plants? Derek recommends Samuel Thayer’s book The Forager’s Harvest: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants. You can also check out Seekers Wild’s Facebook page for more information.
Coming up: Fundraising Event
Support GROW by joining us for an evening of great food and great company. The purchase of a ticket includes food and a raffle ticket to win some amazing prizes! This event helps raise awareness for the impact of school gardens and farm experiences, as well as funding for programs in need.