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VAC to Host Edible Wild Plant Workshop

May 18, 2016, 9:32 AM HST
* Updated September 8, 5:38 PM
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Photo courtesy of Zach Mermel.

Photo courtesy of Zach Mermel.

Volcano Art Center will host a hands-on immersion for foragers and foodies at its Edible Wild Plants workshop with instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group.

Mermel will take workshop goers on a journey through food that’s right outside.

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

From seeds to leaves, stems to fruits, Mermel will teach what is edible and what is not. Participants will interact first-hand with many of the under-appreciated edibles, and will also prepare a number of wild food dishes.

The public should never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert.

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The workshop will be held on Saturday, May 21,from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

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Admission to the workshop is $40 for the general public and $30 for VAC members.

Register by calling 967-8222 or visit the VAC website.

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