Wild Edibles: Knowledge for Foodies & Foragers

March 15, 2017, 10:47 AM HST (Updated March 17, 2017, 11:00 AM) · 0 Comments

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group for the Edible Wild Plants workshop on Sunday, April 2, 9 a.m . to 2 p.m. at Volcano Art Center’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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

In this workshop lead by instructor Mermel of Ola Design Group, participants will interact first-hand with many of these under-appreciated edibles.

This is hands-on immersion for foragers and foodies; however, this is a discovery workshop only—no picking.

Learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear and dandelion, mainly in Pu‘u Huluhulu cinder cone area.

The cost of the workshop is $40 and $30 for VAC members plus a $15 transportation fee.

Class size is limited so register early.


Call (808) 967-8222 or visit

Attendees will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Transportation will be provided.

Remember, never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert! Forage responsibly.

About Volcano Art Service

The Volcano Art Center is a nonprofit 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.



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