Fall foraging in Indianapolis is the time for fruits, nuts, and twigs, and the end of most leafy yields. Each week, we will meet and embark from White Pine Wilderness Academy on bicycles to make a harvest, then return to process and divide up our forages. Pedal power greatly increases the range of urban foragers, and we will take advantage of the accessibility we have to the canal towpath greenway. Unlike most classes I have offered, these will focus on a single food plant per week rather than the plethora of plantae around us. We will ride at an inclusive pace for novice riders; single gear bikes are okay.
Classes meet weekly on Tuesdays from 6 to 9 pm beginning September 22 through October 27. Group meets at and returns to White Pine Wilderness Academy, 841 West 53rd Street, Indianapolis, IN 46228. We will meet in the yurt and/or campfire circle area. There are two other classes meeting the same nights – one inside and one outside, so please be mindful of others. Street parking along the community garden and park is allowed, but please pull your car all the way off the road. Feel free to bring food/snacks if you need some nourishment.
Required equipment includes your own bike, helmet, and front and rear lights are required for your safety, as we will be riding after dark for some classes. Other required equipment include a backpack, riding bag, and/or bike carrier, pruners and/or knife, and harvest bags. We’ll spend a few minutes detailing equipment on the first day.
Pre-registration is recommended, as classes are limited to 15 participants. Each class is $20, or you can preregister for all six weeks for $100. Contact Greg at email@example.com or 317.677.2076 to register. Payment may be made by mailing a check to Greg Monzel, 6215 E Raymond Street, Indianapolis, IN 46203, or by clicking one of the paypal buttons below:
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