Where the Wild Things Grow
Date and Time: Saturday, April 4 @ 10 a.m.
Leaders: Philip Stark, Tom Carlson, & Kristen Rasmussen
Starting Place: Codornices Park (on Euclid Ave)
Transit: AC Transit buses #65 or #67
No dogs please
Discover the edible plants at our feet with three expert foragers. They’ll take us on a 3-mile loop that goes up to Grizzly Peak Blvd and back down and includes lots of stair paths. Berkeley has about 90 common species of safe-to-eat vegetation, and we expect to spot at least 15 types of tasty greens. Please note: This will be an information-only tour; our guides do not encourage picking or munching our finds. However, you can sample wild greens at several local restaurants that will be featuring them on their menus April 4-9. These include Chez Panisse (dinner 4/9) and Cesar (tapas 4/4) in Berkeley and Perennial pre-opening dinner at Mission Chinese Food (4/8) in San Francisco. These experienced “grazers” will also tell you about their new field guide called The Bay Area’s Baker’s Dozen of Wild Greens. (Sorry, no dogs.)