Wild Edibles Workshop: Knowledge for Foodies & Foragers

October 21, 2016, 11:00 AM HST (Updated October 18, 2016, 11:20 AM) · 0 Comments

Zach Mermel. Courtesy photo.

Zach Mermel. Courtesy photo.

From seeds to leaves and stems to fruits, attendees will have the opportunity to learn what is edible and what is not during the Edible Wild Plants workshop on Saturday, Oct. 29, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

During this hands-on immersion workshop for foragers and foodies, participants will join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group to interact first-hand with many of these under-appreciated edibles.

The outing will take place at nearby Kipuka Pua‘ulu (aka Bird Park) in Hawaii Volcanoes National Park.

This is discovery only—no picking.

Workshop participants will learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear and dandelion, all in the immediate vicinity of Bird Park.

The cost is $40, $30 for VAC members.

Class size is limited so register early. Call 808-967- 8222 or visit Attendees


will carpool from VAC’s Niaulani Campus to Bird Park.

Remember: Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Please forage

responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

The Volcano Art Center is a non-profit educational organization created in 1974 to promote, develop, and

perpetuate the artistic and cultural heritage of Hawai‘i’s people and environment through activities in the

visual, literary, and performing arts. Please visit

Ever hear the phrase “the world is my oyster?” There are some individuals, who you may know, that can go outside and will never be hungry. The world is just an open cupboard (or fridge) to them.

Hawai’i’s year-round growing 
season offers a wide array of wild food options for intrepid locavores.



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