Wednesday, September 28, 2022

Wild Edibles Nature Experienceship - 2022 Report

Foraging for food seems to be a thing of the past, well more specifically the ancient past. On Saturday, September 24, 2022, Dr. Tom Smith showed us that foraging for food can be a fun hobby! Friends and families alike joined us on our foraging adventure around BYU campus.

We stopped off at many trees and bushes and discussed nutritional value and palatable value, in other words; is it tasty or not? Each guest was given a baggie that they could fill with wild edibles and learned how they could use it. 

We all sojourned to a campus cafe where we got to indulge in homemade chocolate, bread, jams and jellies, cookies, and cheesecake. These treats were all made with ingredients we had been able to forage, just around campus, with a few exceptions!

If I learned anything, as a starving college student, it's that I have free and delicious food all around me!

Sarah Shelley, Museum Educator

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