May 6, 2019
Big Oaks Conservation Society ~ Wild Edible Plants of Indiana
Monday, May 6, 2019
Local forager, Kristen Giesting, will discuss common wild edible plants and where to find them. From the forests and fields to weedy gardens and landscaping, wild foods surround us in quiet abundance. Wild greens, fruits, and nuts will be discussed. Giesting will also give details on how to get started in foraging, as well as book suggestions and resources for further learning. Her appreciation for wild plants began in early 2014; learning to forage opened an entirely new way of seeing the world and inspired her to complete a master’s thesis on the topic in 2016. Each year, Giesting continues to learn about new plants and preparation techniques, and is always striving to increase the amount of wild food in her diet. In December 2018, she spent nine days eating 100% wild foods, most of which she collected herself.