We are so excited for Sam Thayer to be giving the keynote address at Knee Deep In Prairies this year, but know for fans of wild edibles, this isn’t nearly enough time with Sam. That’s why we’re very excited to offer an additional all day workshop with Sam on the Saturday following Knee Deep, August 26.
Sam is a Wisconsin native and author of The Forager’s Harvest and Nature’s Garden. Along with speaking and writing, he is a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard. Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socioeconomic history of the human diet.
At the workshop, you’ll join Sam for a hands-on day of botany, foraging, and feasting. We’ll be exploring the varied landscape of Riveredge to learn about the edible plants of prairies, forests, lawns, wetlands, and everything in between. Of course, you’ll learn to identify these plants, but we’ll also discuss their ecology—so you know how to find them, and how to use them responsibly. We will be gathering a number of plants that are in season and preparing them for a tasting at the end of the workshop.
Cost: $60 for Riveredge non-members, but as a special incentive to check out the full day of informative and fun workshops, tours, and classes at Knee Deep, as well as Sam’s keynote lunch presentation, add on the workshop to your Knee Deep registration for only $50 per person. As our thanks for being part of the family, all Riveredge members can attend Sam’s workshop at the $50 rate, even if they are not able to attend Knee Deep. Overnight camping on at Riveredge on Friday is available for free to those attending Sam’s workshop! Select this option while checking out, and we’ll be in touch with more details closer to the event.
Full details and registration at the Knee Deep and workshop page!