FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
May 4, 2007

CONTACT: Karen Inzillo, 908-789-3670 Ext.7911
Tom Plante, 908-527-4746

 

Learn about Cooking with Wild Edible Plants, May 17

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Joe Filo prepares a tea
Mountainside – Trailside Naturalist Joe Filo prepares teas from dandelion root and white pine for an adult workshop focusing on wild edible plants hosted at Trailside Nature and Science Center. Due to the popularity of this program, “Cooking with Wild Edibles” will be offered again on Thursday, May 17, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Participants will learn to identify, collect, prepare and cook familiar backyard plants. Samples of wild salad, spice bush tea and “Cossack asparagus” will be available for workshop participants to try. For information on this or other adult workshops, call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside.  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

Mountainside, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a workshop for adults, ages 18 and older, about cooking with wild edible plants on Thursday, May 17, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. at Trailside Nature and Science Center.

“Did you ever stop to think that some of the weeds in our yards may be good to eat – and nutritious, too. After this workshop you will not look at a weed the same way,” said Freeholder Chairwoman Bette Jane Kowalski, liaison to the Union County Parks and Recreation Advisory Board.

Trailside Senior Park Naturalist Joe Filo will teach you to identify local, seasonal plants that are safe and good to eat. Discover how to collect, prepare and cook familiar backyard plants.  Participants will sample “Cossack asparagus,” wild salad and spice bush tea during the program.  The satisfaction of learning will be matched by the pleasure of sampling these delicious wild edible plants.

The fee is $10 per person for Union County residents and $20 per person for out-of-county participants. Space is limited and pre-registration is required.

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Joe Filo teaches class
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– Trailside Naturalist Joe Filo demonstrates how to use a field guide to aid in the identification of wild edible plants during an adult workshop at Trailside Nature and Science Center entitled “Cooking with Wild Edibles.” Due to the popularity of this program, Mr. Filo is conducting a second wild edible workshop on Thursday, May 17, from 7:00 – 8:30 p.m. Space is limited and pre-registration is required. For information on this or other adult workshops, call 908-789-3670 or visit us on the web at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.

For additional information about the Wild Edibles Workshop or for information on spring programs and special events at Trailside, please call 908-789-3670 or visit us on our website at www.ucnj.org/trailside. Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.