Foraging for Wild Edible Plants with Robert Kaleta

Saturday, August 1, 2020, 1-3 pm

Wild Edible Plants Workshop

Free to members or with admission to the sculpture garden.

We see them every day and often do not give them a second glance, however many common plants can provide us with some quick and healthy sustenance. Join Robert Kaleta, one half of Lynden Sculpture Garden's land management staff, as he explores both the natural and formal areas of the Lynden Sculpture Garden in search of wild edible plants. Participants will learn how to identify, sustainably harvest, and consume common plants found in Southeast Wisconsin. You will walk away from this workshop with knowledge and resources to help you safely along on your foraging journey, whether it is in the wilderness or in your front yard.

About Robert Kaleta
Robert just finished his first year working at the Lynden Sculpture Garden. He has spent about eight years in the field of ecological restoration, and almost a lifetime enjoying what nature has to offer. Somewhere along the way he was introduced to wild edible plants, and the learning has continued ever since. He enjoys all kinds of foraging activities, particularly harvesting wild rice, nuts, berries, and mushrooms. Robert gained his knowledge of edible plants from mentors, workshops, books, and friends and he enjoys sharing this knowledge and excitement with others.

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