Join Forager Dan Farella and Community Artist Moira Williams for insightful Urban foraging. We will discover wild edible and medicinal plants living with us in Newark! We will learn how to identify many plants revered in the herbal traditions for healing and how to forage for nutritious wild food from Branch Brook Park! Following our urban foraging we will go to Gallery Aferro 73 Market St. where Artist Moira Williams will cook up a meal from our foraged foods.
Where: Branch Brook Park – Please meet us on the corner of Bloomfield and Lake St. across the street from Meineke. Additional parking is located in the Branch Brook Park.
Suggested Donation for class: $20
Please bring a camera and notebook for recording the plants we find. We will make a foraging map together to leave in Gallery Aferro!
Dan Farella is a Forager, Herbalist, and Musician dedicated to working with Nature to further the healing of the planet and the soul. Dan teaches foraging, how to make medicinal products from wild herbs, fire making, and survival in the wild through Return to Nature (http://returntonature.us). He also sells his own wild herbal products, teaches music, yoga, chanting, and meditation.
Moira works with communities to encourage others to understand, engage and appreciate their own urban environment. She leads art and educational workshops about urban soil called "Soil Kitchen" and is a Co-founder of the Walk Exchange. Moira is currently making window boxes for people who will share personal plant stories with her. The work is "Homegrown Security" and is part of a series of walks, talks and urban plant explorations in Newark with Gallery Aferro.