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Learn to Cook with Wild Edible Plants at Trailside, Oct. 12

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to offer a program, “Cooking with Wild Edibles,” for adults, ages 18 and older, at Trailside Nature and Science Center in Mountainside on Saturday, October 12, from 10:00 to 11:30 a.m. The fee for this program is $15 for Union County residents and $20 for out-of-county participants.

“This is a delicious way to learn about the wealth of food we commonly call weeds, which can be found readily in our own backyard,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “You’ll never again look at a weed the same way.”

Participants in the “Cooking with Wild Edibles” class will enjoy learning to identify some common plants of the Watchung Reservation. Trailside senior park naturalist Joe Filo will teach participants how to collect, prepare and cook these familiar backyard plants. Enjoy a sampling of delicious foods including acorn bread and sassafras tea. Take home some recipes utilizing plants familiar to all of us.

For additional information about this lecture or other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit 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.