Foraging in Your Own Backyard: Delicious Weeds (and Ornamentals, Too)

Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping

  • Saturday, February 10, 2018 – 9:00 am10:30 am

Tastes have changed. When farmers see chickweed coming up in their lettuce beds, they now weed out the lettuce. Even the smallest gardens have sought-after edible weeds like purslane, green briar, sorrel, onion grass and many others. But there are also ornamental plants that are edible and delicious too: redbud flowers, Solomon seal shoots, daylily buds and lots more. Frank will share several dozen scrumptious and nutritious weeds and ornamentals that thrive in the garden whether you plant them or not.

Polygonatum odoratum var. pluriflorum 'Variegatum'

About Frank Hyman

Horticulturist and professional forager Frank Hyman has nibbled on unconventional edibles with plant gatherers in six countries and seven states. He writes the Feral Feast foraging column for Paleo magazine and cultivates a dozen wild, edible plants in his Durham garden. He has a B.S. in horticulture and design (studied under J. C. Raulston, Ph.D., and Will Hooker, M.L.A., from NC State University.

$25.00 for members, $30.00 for nonmembers.
Advance registration is required. Please register online using our registration e-store. Registration is limited to 24 people and is considered complete when payment is received.
Program cancellations can be made up to two weeks before the program's start date. A 15% cancellation fee applies.
Ruby C. McSwain Education Center, JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, 4415 Beryl Road, Raleigh, North Carolina.
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Free parking is available at the JC Raulston Arboretum and along Beryl Road.
Please call (919) 513-7005 for more information about this class.