Urban Foraging

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May 18 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

In order to participate in this program, register by clicking the RSVP button above or by emailing olivia@smithcenter.org.

with April Thompson

Come prepare for the zombie apocalypse by learning about nutritious delicious plants growing right from the sidewalk cracks from urban forager, food writer and instructor April Thompson. In this hands-on in-person workshop, you will take a short U Street stroll and learn how to safely identify and incorporate several common wild urban plants in your diet. Afterward, you will get a roundup of resources for participants interested in continuing their knowledge of foraging and cooking with wild foods.
The class will meet in-person at Smith Center (1632 U Street NW, Washington, DC 20009) at 6pm ET.
You are not expected to bring anything to class, but you *could* bring a plant from your yard that you are curious about!
Suggested Donation: $10

About April Thompson

April Thompson is a Washington, DC-based writer, gardener, foodie, and forager. Working as a freelance writer for more than 20 years, April has covered food, travel, sustainability, gardening, foraging, and other subjects for
dozens of publications, including her ongoing column in Natural Awakenings magazine. She has taught workshops on foraging, fighting food waste, and related topics for the Smithsonian Folklife Festival, Crash Course DC, Rooting DC, AirBNB Experiences and other organizations. She is a founding member of the Bruce Monroe Community Garden, the culinary chair of the Mycological Association of Washington, and an alum of the UDC Master Gardener program. She is licensed to sell wild foraged mushrooms in several states via a wild mushroom certification overseen by Mushroom Mountain.


May 18
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
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