Embrace the Joy of Foraging

Do you love mushrooms? Do flavorful fungi get you frenzied? If so, you’re going to be thrilled to learn that our very own Gary Lincoff of The Joy of Foraging is hosting the Homegrown: Do-It-Yourself Series at The Horticultural Society of New York on Wednesday September 12th.

Foraging maybe the art of searching or hunting for food of any kind, however, there are some basic tips that can get you started with. You can find out here more about the do-it-yourself series on how to create beautiful surroundings and essential cultivating tips.

Here are 3 basic tips for the beginners to get started.

  1. Make notes – Maintain your very own logbook with the list of plants that you already have in place and the kind of plants that you want to add to the list. Moreover, maintaining a plant log will help you tag each plant to its corresponding season in which it thrives well and in which it will not. You can also add information such as from where you found the plant, its nutritional requirements, how much water it requires, how much sunlight it needs, and what will be the end produce.
  2. Get a good shovel – Tools matter to every expert. Similarly, the kind of shovel you have or intend to use plays an important role. The shovel should be smooth, light in weight, and have a non-stick coating for easy shovelling.
  3. Plant right – Use some of the easy tips while planting such as opting for lighter pots, creating boundaries and caring well for plants with extensive roots, taking proper measures for flower bulbs, and more.

The Hort writes:

“Discover the edible riches your backyard, local parks, woods, and even roadside! In The Joy of Foraging, Gary Lincoff shows you how to find fiddlehead ferns, rose hips, beach plums, bee balm, and more, whether you are foraging in the urban jungle or the wild, wild woods. You will also learn about fellow foragers—experts, folk healers, hobbyists, or novices like you—who collect wild things and are learning new things to do with them every day. Wherever you live-any season, any climate-you’ll find essential tips on where to look for native plants, and how to know without a doubt the difference between edibles and toxic look-alikes. There are even ideas and recipes for preparing and preserving the wild harvest year round. Let Gary take you on the ultimate tour of our edible wild kingdom!”

Doors open at 6pm; workshop starts at 6:30pm
Hort members: Free; Non-members: $10
Register at thehort.org or email info@thehort.org

It’s an event you won’t want to miss!