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Wild Edibles

Schedule and Location


Wednesday, May 22, 6:00 to 8:00 p.m.
Thornhill Education Center

Fees and Registration

$29.00 member
$34.00 nonmember
(Fees include admission to the Arboretum)
BY PHONE: 630-719-2468 ( Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.)

Course Description

Come nibble the new shoots of wild edible plants and taste how good spring can be! Many plants we consider weeds are actually nutritious edibles that were brought here as a food source. Learn the stories behind wild edible plants. Find out how to identify what you can eat and how to eat it. Watch a demonstration and taste a wild edible plant recipe, such as sumac tea or dandelion pesto. Then take a short hike with the instructor to identify some wild edibles in the field. Participants will leave with a few recipes to try at home.

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Jeanette Joy, naturalist, St. Charles Park District

Jeanette Joy is a Certified Naturalist and Field Studies instructor. She grew up loving nature and now loves to share it with others. She enjoys doing programs for all ages, from the very young to the young at heart. She likes to explore new places and also finds joy in the discoveries that can be found in our own backyard.

Course Details

Notes: Held indoors and outdoors; please dress for the weather. Limit 18

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Wild Edibles