Both cultivated and foraged foods grace The Good Keuken table. Explore three key regions of the northwest, with guide Sara Pool, to learn about our wild bounty – the Oregon Coast, Mt. Hood and an urban trek through the city of Portland.
Sara Pool is a lifelong organic gardener, landscaper, mushroom hunter, and forager, who began at the age of eight raising rabbits and growing tomatoes. Her mother’s first foraging rule was “the darker the berry, the more likely it is edible, and white berries should be avoided, in any country.”
In 2008, she founded Grow Me Organics with just $350 worth of seeds in her back pocket. She has since designed many private gardens and conducted workshops for various nurseries and hydroponics stores, the NE Tool Library, and the City of Portland. Sara also serves on the Portland Multnomah Food Policy Council and chairs the Wild Foods Work Group.
Cost is $235 for the series of 3 classes, or $85 per class. Cost includes instruction, lunch and wild food recipes.
Saturday, September 7th – The Beach: 6:00 am to 1:00 pm
- Low tide is at 9:00 am – an early day! Clamming options include purple varnish clams, butter clams, cockles, littlenecks, and possibly horseneck clams. A shellfish license is required for this trip.
Saturday, October 19th – The City: 10:00 am to 4:00 pm
- Plants likely to find are herbs, chickweed, dock seeds, clover, elderberries, purslane, mallow and nuts.
Saturday, November 2nd – The Mountain: 9:00 am to 2:30 pm
- Journey into the forest for winter mushroom hunting for early Hedgehogs and Winter Chanterelles.