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Garlic Mustard Pull and Pesto Workshop in Canton

Event date and time
May 19, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Garlic mustard is an invasive herb that threatens native tree and wildflower species in our local forests. Fortunately for us, we can help control its spread by…. eating it!

Join Nature Up North and TAUNY in helping to pull garlic mustard from where it is growing in Canton and taking part in the North Country tradition of cooking with the bounty of the land--whether farmed or foraged. We’ll meet at TAUNY for an intro to the ecology of garlic mustard, head over to SUNY Canton where we will pull garlic mustard and bag it for disposal, then we’ll meet back at the TAUNY kitchen for a demonstration on how to turn this invasive weed into a tasty pesto. Please dress appropriately for the weather and wear clothes that you won’t mind getting a little dirty. Weeding materials, including extra garden gloves, will be provided. Environmental stewardship never tasted so good!

Participants are encouraged as well to share a favorite recipe or tips for cooking with foraged foods, or a written up story about your own foraging traditions or adventures. At the program, TAUNY will collect these glimpses into local, land-based foodways for the archives and to share with the community. If you’d like, bring these to the program and/or email to TAUNY Director of Research and Programs Camilla Ammirati at camilla@tauny.org.

There is a $10 suggested donation for this program. Pre-registration is requested. Please pre-register through TAUNY online or by calling 315-386-4289.

More info and registration: http://tauny.org/sections/4/calendar

Appropriate ages
Suitable for all ages
Skill level
Contact person

Camilla Ammirati