Front Yard Foraging


Frank Hyman, Cottage Garden Landscaping

  • Saturday, March 14, 2020 – 9:30 am11:00 am

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You can forage for delicious edibles right outside your front door. Turn your "weeding" chore into a feeding frenzy by harvesting edible weeds like purslane, chickweed, sorrel, dayflower, bedstraw, and many others. There are also ornamental plants in the average garden that are edible and delicious too: beautyberry, hibiscus, Solomon seal, daylily and lots more. Horticulturist and foraging columnist for Paleo magazine Frank Hyman will share a slideshow featuring a year's worth of delicious and nutritious edibles that thrive in the garden whether you plant them or not. Class includes a one-page handout and plenty of time for Q&A and sample plants to pass around.

Hemerocallis 'Nona's Garnet Spider'

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.