VAC hosts edible wild plants workshop

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Ever hear the phrase “the world is my oyster?” There are some individuals, who you may know, that can go outside and will never be hungry. The world is just an open cupboard (or fridge) to them.

Join instructor Zach Mermel of Ola Design Group for the Edible Wild Plants workshop from 9 a.m.-3 p.m. on Saturday, June 1, at VAC’s Niaulani Campus in Volcano Village. Cost is $40/ $30 VAC Members plus a $15 transportation fee.


Hawaii’s year-round growing season offers a wide array of wild food options for intrepid localvores. From seeds to leaves, stems to fruits: you can learn what is edible and what is not in the Edible Wild Plants workshop. This is discovery only — no picking.

In this popular workshop, learn about wild edibles like plantain/laukahi, sow thistle, cat’s ear and dandelion, among many others. This is hands-on immersion for foragers and foodies.


Class size is limited so register early. Call 967-8222 or visit Attendees will meet at VAC’s Niaulani Campus. Transportation will be provided.

Remember: Never eat anything from the wild without first consulting an expert. Please forage responsibly. Educate yourself, and have fun.

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