Forage Wild Edibles

Saturday, July 03 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

800 Conklin Lane, Iowa City, IA, 52245, United States

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Saturday, July 03 2021 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM [CDT]

Hickory Hill Park: North Shelter, 800 Conklin Lane, Iowa City, IA, 52245, United States.

Come walk with us… Meander, munch, and learn to identify the most common wild edibles found in urban backyards and parks.

We will create and sample simple delicious snacks and drinks by blending our foraged bounty with familiar veggies and culinary herbs. Recipes, informational handouts and book recommendations will be provided. Planned dishes include a detoxing greens drink, foraged pesto and a Juneberry crisp.

Please wear standard attire for hands-on, outdoor learning. Tell us if mobility accommodations may be needed as we will cover quite a bit of ground during the class.

Masks are optional for fully vaccinated people and 6' distancing is still recommended.

Fee: $5 per family (up to 4 people)

Backyard Abundance members can register for free. Learn about membership.

Please register soon: The class is limited to 20 families and it is expected to fill quickly.

We meet at the Hickory Hill Park the north entrance pavilion, 800 Conklin Street, Iowa City.

Taught by Fred Meyer and Jen Kardos, happy gardeners at Backyard Abundance.

  • Jen leverages her knowledge as a horticultural therapist and functional medicine health coach to help you understand the wellness benefits of gardening and the specific health properties of each plant.
  • Fred’s offers years of experience as a permaculture designer and Master Gardener to answer questions about specific challenges and opportunities in your garden.


This class is part of the “Urban Bushcrafting for Families” series. Learn about all the classes.
• Grow Easy Fruits
• Grow Easy Vegetables and Herbs
• Forage Wild Edibles
• Grow Herbal Tea
• Build a Toad House
• Track Backyard Critters
• Easy Outdoor Cooking
• Grow Herbs in Turfgrass
• Grow Easy Pollinator Habitat

This program was created in conjunction with the Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department and is funded by the DNR Resource Enhancement and Protection Conservation Education Program (REAP CEP). It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of materials and funds.
• Iowa City Parks and Recreation Department:
• 100 Grannies:
• Earl May Garden Center:
• The Housing Fellowship:
• Master Gardeners of Johnson County:
• New Pioneer Food Co-op:
• #FeedABee:

Cancellation policy

We charge a small cancellation fee of $2.00 to cover online transaction charges. If you cannot attend, please cancel as soon as possible so others may attend in your place.

Backyard Abundance is an educational nonprofit that helps people create and experience environmentally-beneficial landscapes.

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