Dining Wild!

September 27, 2015, 1:00 PM

Would you like to learn about the edible world all around us?

Hickory nuts, garlic mustard, oyster mushrooms, burdock, dandelion! These are just a few of the wonderful foods available just outside your door.

Don’t miss this second exciting opportunity to join Maplewood locavore and owner of DiningWild LLC, Dan Lipow, for a wild food foray on the grounds of Grasmere Park surrounding the Durand-Hedden House. This walk is a chance to learn how to identify, harvest, and sample the bounty our local ecosystem has to offer, this time in early Fall. Ongoing from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m., the event will be guided by seasonally available wild foods. After the harvest, return to Dan’s camping kitchen where we’ll learn how to prepare and enjoy our wild-gotten goods.

Things to Bring: Sturdy trail shoes or boots – waterproof is good. No sandals (there may be poison ivy, bugs, and thorns). Clothes you can get dirty in; long pants and long sleeves are also a good idea. Also recommended: insect repellent, sun hat or rain gear, as necessary.

Be sure to also stroll through the Maplewood Garden Club Herb Garden full to the brim with fascinating useful and decorative herbs. And check out the Country Store’s historic- themed treasures: early American games, books and toys, facsimile documents, quill pens and ink, historic cook books, cookie molds, tin lanterns, reproductive decorative items and ceramics, and more, such as the hard-to-find original Doors of Maplewood poster, Smile: A Pictorial History of Olympic Park, 1887-1965 and the new acid-free reproduction of the charming 1931 Map of Maplewood.

Slavery in New Jersey: A Troubled History is an illustrated 40-page book that traces the evolution of slavery in New Jersey, which began with Dutch settlement in the seventeenth century and continued through the end of the Civil War.

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