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Sunken Meadow State Park (Kids 12 & Under)

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Age Requirements: 7 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 35

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The seashore is always a special place for edible wild plants. Springtime is no exception, and Sunken Meadow Park exemplifies the best of the habitat. In addition to the beach habitat and adjacent thickets, it's got cultivated areas, wetlands, and woodland trails.

There will also be edible seaweeds in The Sound. Irish moss, which is used as a commercial thickener in cosmetics and ice cream, also makes great puddings. We'll probably also find sea lettuce, great sautéed in olive oil with garlic, or added to soups.

We're also almost certain to find rockweed, a seaweed that's an excellent ingredient in soups and soup stock. You can also coat it with herbs and bake it into chips. I like grinding dried it into a powder and adding it to vegan seafood dishes, where its fishy flavor is quite effective. It's such an excellent source of iodine (which was first isolated and identified in this plant in 1803) and other minerals, so herbalists used it for thyroid problems for centuries. If iodine deficiency was the cause, it would work.

Herbs and greens such as sheep sorrel, wood sorrel, epazote, chickweed, Asiatic dayflower, northern bayberry, field garlic, yarrow, violets, sassafras, and mullein will be growing along the edges of trails or in fields.

Mulberries will be a their peak. These sweet berries are sold in the Middle East, but because they're perishable, they're ignored here.

If there has been sufficient rain beforehand, we could find choice gourmet summer mushrooms, such as chicken mushrooms, boletes, russulas, and black-staining polypores.

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If the participant failed to show up in the tour or failed to notify about their absence the night before the class, they will be required to pay a $25 penalty per person before being allowed on another tour.


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Foraging expert Steve Brill has shared his foraging wisdom at schools, museums, parks departments, environmental organizations, and with scout troops since 1982. He’s written three books and an app, stars in a DVD and maintains a website.

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