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City Forage

October 14, 2017, 9:30 am - 11:30 am



Join internationally renowned author, forager and recognized authority on edible wild plants for a walk through downtown Reedsburg.  Learn to identify and use common weeds, brush, and landscaping plants for food.





Sam Thayer was born in Wausau, Wisconsin, where he first learned to gather wild food in vacant lots, backyards, city parks, and at the edge of town. His first presentation on edible wild plants was to his seventh grade science class, demonstrating the foods that he collected regularly on his three-mile walk to school.Since 2000, when he won the Hazel Wood National Wild Foods Cooking Contest, Sam has been teaching regularly on edible wild plants, giving workshops across the United States. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Wild Foods Hall of Fame at North Bend State Park in West Virginia. His first book, The Forager’s Harvest, has won a Midwest Book Award, IPPY Book Award, and was a finalist for the USA Book News Best Books 2007 award. It has been a steady Amazon category best-seller and has sold more than 100,000 copies. His second book, Nature’s Garden, has received similar acclaim and has sold over 75,000 copies.

Along with speaking and writing, he is also a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard.


Key Information:

Class Location: Meet at the Fermentation Fest HQ, Reedsburg Area Chamber of Commerce, 240 Railroad St, Reedsburg, 53959
Where suitable clothes for the outdoors and walking!
This event will take place whatever the weather – so dress appropriately!
Check-in begins 10 minutes before the start of the class.