WORKSHOP: Edible Wild Plants

May 19, 2019, 12:30 PM HST
* Updated May 15, 12:43 PM
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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.

Edible Fiddle. Courtesy photo.

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, you can learn what is edible and what is not in the Edible Wild Plants workshop. In this workshop, participants will interact first-hand with many of these underappreciated edibles. This is discovery only—no picking.

In this workshop, learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear, and dandelion, among many others. This is hands-on immersion for foragers and foodies.

Zach Mermel will be conducting a workshop on wild edible plants. Courtesy photo.

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group for the workshop on Saturday, June 1, 2019, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village.

The cost is $40 or $30 for VAC Members plus a $15 transportation fee. Class size is limited so register early. Call (808) 967-8222 or go online.


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. Educate yourself and have fun.

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