Steve Brill Spring Foraging Tour

TIME: Sunday, May 12th, 10:00-12:30 PM
LOCATION:  RISE, 58-03 Rockaway Beach Blvd (B59th St)

On Mother's Day, Sunday, May 12, America's go-to guy for foraging, "Wildman" Steve Brill, will lead one of his world-famous foraging tours of the Far Rockaway seashore, in conjunction with The Rockaway Waterfront Alliance and RISE, and the tour is free of charge. 

This vastly under-appreciated natural habitat offers all the best wild foods of the seashore. The sandy soil is poor, limiting tree- and grass growth, but benefiting other species that can take advantage of the unblocked sun and nutrient-poor soil.

Wild greens will be doing great here, and there are dozens of species that thrive in sunny fields in mid-spring. Pokeweed is well-known in the Deep South, but virtually unknown in NY. Poisonous raw, "Wildman" will instruct participants how to prepare it properly. His Vegan Poke Sallet will still cause death, only those who try it will die of happiness!

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