If you’ve ever wanted to wander randomly around your neighborhood chewing on everything in sight, you’re in luck: Horticultural experts are on-hand to teach you which plants are edible and which are maybe not ideal to put in your mouth. Instructors will lay out the ethics of harvesting free food from the ground (no strip-weeding your neighbor’s yard without permission, please) as well as the legality of gathering plants and how to safely prepare them. The workshop is taught by ethnobotany and environmental policy expert Melany Vorass Herrera, author of The Front Yard Forager, so you’ll be in good hands. These classes fill up waaaay in advance and space is quite limited (just 20 people!) so get your name on the list now. Soon you’ll be nibbling with confidence.


Urban Foraging: Weeds and Wild Foods is Saturday, August 13 from 1 to 4 pm at Discovery Park.