Monday, May 21, 2012

Kansas Wild Edibles Trek

Hiking is a great time to forage for local food.

One activity I've blogged about before that Chris and I enjoy is hiking.  Combine hiking with local foods, and we're totally excited.  This combination of our interests exists on the "Wild Edibles Trek" in Americus, Kansas on Saturday, May 26th.  

Apparently, there are many wild edibles and medicinals along the two mile hike near the Santa Fe Trail.  The advertisement for the trek indicates there will be instruction on Vitamin C in the woods, plants for fishing and starting a fire, water from a grapevine and even Kansas bananas.  Wow, Kansas bananas?  Now, that would be better for the environment than the 1600 miles the bananas travel that I blogged about in this post.  Kansas bananas are a new concept for me, and they totally peak my interest.  There's also a visit to an earth lodge.

If you're up for learning more on the Wild Edibles Trek, organized by Shepherd's Valley in Americus, call them at 620-787-2380.  They can email you more info, or email me and I can forward the document they sent.  You can also visit this blog post created by a past Wild Edibles Trek attendee.  

Here are the details:
Cost:  $10 per person or $20 per family.
When:  May 26th at 1:30 p.m.  The two mile hike and education time is approximately 2 1/2 hours.
RSVP:  Make reservations by calling Flint Hills Technical College.

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