Learn the basics of foraging at University Farm

The University Farm Administration will offer a course on the basics of foraging.

Class participants will learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest and prepare wild flora and fungi found in the forests of the University Farm. The class involves a large amount of hiking through the woods. Boots or hiking shoes, long pants, water bottles, bug spray and sunscreen are highly recommended.

Ryan Bennett, Farm Food Program coordinator for Case Western Reserve University’s Squire Valleevue and Valley Ridge Farm, will lead the course.

Bennett, a former chef, has spent the last 10 years foraging throughout Northeast Ohio for local restaurants.

This three-part course will be held Saturday, July 15, 22 and 29, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Participants will meet in the Pink Pig facility.

The course costs $65.

At least six registered participants—but no more than 12—are needed in order to hold the class. Participants must be at least 18 years old to register for the course.

For additional information or to register for the course, contact the farm office at 216.368.0274 or email patty.gregory@case.edu.

Download the flier.