A morning in the North Saskatchewan river valley with wild food guide Kevin Kossowan. Learn about 10-20 species of wild edible plant and fungus, with a focus on their use in the home kitchen. We'll also cover the basics of what will make you dead (or wish you were), and stop for a demo and tasting from a sample of Kevin’s wild foraged pantry. We'll meet up at 9am in one of Edmonton's beautiful river valley parks and wrap in time for you to head out for lunch. Each month (May-Sep) we'll be in a different park, and what's in season changes weekly during our compact growing season - so don't be shy to join us more than once. Our walks run 9-noon. (Please note that we've added a few afternoon walks to help keep group sizes down - our afternoon walks run 2-5pm.)
TIME 9 - 12pm
***We've added afternoon walks to keep group sizes down, they run 2-5pm***
LOCATION - These walks take place in Edmonton's North Saskatchewan River Valley.
WHAT TO WEAR - We'll be outdoors, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Rugged footwear, long sleeves [mosquitos] and pants [thorn protection], a hat, a pocket knife is helpful, and a phone or notepad to take pictures and notes.Even in warm weather long sleeves and pants are recommended.
Full details provided by email prior to the event.
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Kevin Kossowan has been on 70+ wild food adventures in the Canadian wild for his twice James Beard Foundation award nominated web series ‘From The Wild’. He’s taught field cookery at the Global Bushcraft Symposium, co-creates the PBS series ‘Wild Harvest’ with Les Stroud and chef Paul Rogalski, has led numerous foraging workshops and forage-to-table workshops, and regularly works with chefs exploring the culinary potential of the wild.
We'll switch up the location each month to offer variety to those attending more than once.
May - Government House Park
June - Buena Vista Park
July - Whitemud Creek Ravine
August - Mill Creek Ravine
September - Hawrelak Park