Monday, June 19, 2017

Summer Classes, Walks, and Lectures for 2017


The 3 Foragers have several educational presentations and walks coming up this spring in the Connecticut and Rhode Island area. We are available for seasonal edible plant programs, fungi ID classes, invasive plant talks, and guided walks throughout the year. We work with libraries, nature centers, summer camps, land trusts, and garden clubs to educate the public about conservation and responsible harvest of wild foods. Please check back to find classes as we add to this growing list of classes and walks. Contact us at  kraczewski@comcast.net.



Seashore foraging: wild mustard seed pods, beach peas, sea beans, mustard flowers, beach plums, rose hips, bay leaves


Edible Wild Plants of Summer Lecture June 24, 11:00 am-12:30 pm, Mary Loontjens Memorial Library, Narragansett, RI 02882 (401) 789-9507


The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and edible mushrooms that can carpet the forest floor after warm, rainy days. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Explore the edible wild plants that grow along the seashores as well! Join The 3 Foragers as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow. Free admission, registration appreciated.


Edible Wild Plants of Summer Lecture June 29, 7:00 pm-8:15 pm, Scranton Memorial Library, Madison, CT 06443 (860) 245-7365

Hot eats in the summertime! Berries ripen for sweet desserts, fresh greens can be added to your summer salads, and the mushroom hunting is in full swing. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow. Free admission, registration appreciated.


Edible Wild Plants of Summer Lecture and Walk July 8, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, James L Goodwin State Forest Education Center, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247 (860) 455-9534

We return to Goodwin Forest for the seasonal summer edible plants program, featuring fresh berries, seaside foraging, wild greens, edible flowers, and gourmet summer mushrooms. Learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer, from beach plums to invasive wineberries, including some of the choice summer fungi like chanterelles and the myriad of pored Boletes. Join The 3 Foragers as they teach the edible plants and fungi of summer with their original photos and recipe ideas featured in an educational slideshow. Please call Goodwin 860-455-9534 to register, space is limited. Cost: $5.00 for the public, free for Friends of Goodwin and CFPA members


Edible Wild Plants of Summer Lecture and Walk, July 15, 1:00pm-3:30pm, Bushy Hill Nature Center, 253 Bushy Hill Rd, Deep River CT 06417 (860) 767-2148 x 604

Please see program descriptions above. Fee: $5.00 suggested donation per adult, registration appreciated


Mushroom ID for Beginners Class and Walk August 5, 10:00 am-12:30 pm, James L Goodwin State Forest Education Center, 23 Potter Rd, Hampton, CT 06247 (860) 455-9534

Does it have gills, pores, or teeth? Is it growing on wood or the ground? And most importantly, Can I Eat It?? The 3 Foragers present a program on Mushroom ID for Beginners, where they will explain the steps to take and the terms to know when trying to identify mushrooms. After the slideshow and talk, we'll head outside to explore a small part of Goodwin and try to put the newly learned skills to the test.

Please call Goodwin 860-455-9534 to register, space is limited, there will be NO walk-ins allowed. Cost: $5.00 for the public, free for Friends of Goodwin and CFPA members



Mushroom ID for Beginners Class and Walk August 12, 10:00am-12:30pm, Ansonia Nature and Recreation Center, 10 Deerfield Lane, Ansonia CT 06401 (203) 736-1053


Does it have gills, pores, or teeth? Is it growing on wood or the ground? And most importantly, Can I Eat It?? The 3 Foragers present a program on Mushroom ID for Beginners, where they will explain the steps to take and the terms to know when trying to identify mushrooms. After the slideshow and talk, we'll head outside to explore a small part of Ansonia Nature Center and try to put the newly learned skills to the test.

Fee: $5.00 per adult, registration required, class size is limited