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Summer Foraging & Cooking With Wild Food

  • Ended
  • 80 US dollars
  • East Cooke Road

Have you ever felt disconnected, being unable to identify or even notice the plants and environments you live in? View the local landscape in a new way! James Mann will lead you through the forest on a quest to learn about the native, edible, and medicinal plants that exist right in your own backyard. James is the owner of Spicebush Woodcraft and Foraging, and he is a naturalist, forager, and chef. He grew up in the Appalachian foothills of Ohio, foraging for mushrooms and other wild edibles with his grandpa, and wants to share the abundance and connection. In the last two years, he has taken hundreds of people out into the woods to learn more about their local environment, and find wild food. This class will not only teach you about the local plants and fungi, but also teach you how to cook them! This class will take place over the course of 2 Saturdays. On the first day, we will take a foraging walk locally, where we will learn about the plants, fungi and ecology of Ohio. This walk will last about 2 hours and will be an easy, flat hike, accessible to most. (NOTE: The hike location will sent to students the week before class; you will meet up with your instructor there.) The second Saturday, we will go into the kitchen for a live cooking demonstration and cooking class revolving around the wild edibles we saw on the hike. (NOTE: This class and meal takes place at the Columbus Garden School.) Students will come away with knowledge and confidence to explore the edible landscape in a new and informed way! This class is strictly limited to 10 participants, and we expect it to sell out quickly. Please register ASAP to avoid disappointment. INSTRUCTOR: James Mann is the owner of Spicebush Woodcraft and Foraging, and he is a naturalist, forager and chef. He came to Columbus to attend culinary school, where he dove into cooking gourmet food at the top restaurants in town. Now he leads foraging walks and dinners for the public, offers processing workshops and other land management services. In the deep winter, he focuses on making furniture using traditional building techniques and local hardwoods.

Cancellation Policy

For a full refund, please contact us at least 72 hours prior to class to cancel your registration. (Refund policy for materials fee, if applicable, may vary and is included in class description.) In most cases, you can transfer your class enrollment to a friend -- just let us know! Please note, we do NOT record or distribute our online presentations.

Contact Details

  • 1350 East Cooke Road, Columbus, OH, USA

    + (614) 404-7236

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