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Homeschool Days: Wild Edibles (Ages 8-18)

June 3 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pm

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One event on May 30, 2024 at 2:00 pm

One event on June 3, 2024 at 10:00 am

One event on June 3, 2024 at 12:00 pm

Thursday, May 30, noon-1:30 p.m. & 2-3:30 p.m.
Monday, June 3, 10-11:30 a.m. & noon-1:30 p.m.

Spring is a great time to forage for wild edibles; fresh shoots are readily available and tastier than their older counterparts. Local forager and restaurateur Nikaline Iacano will lead participants through the Gardens and surrounding woodlands, searching for edible greens, tasty weeds, shoots, mushrooms, flowers, roots, tubers, and even pine pollen. Bring your taste buds and a sense of adventure! We will end the session by making a tea with our collections.

Registration for this program includes admission for one child and one adult. Families who register multiple children or multiple programs receive a special discounted rate. Financial Aid is available. Please email Erika Huber at ehuber@mainegardens.org for an application.


Instructor Bio:

Nikaline Iacono owns and operates Vessel and Vine in Brunswick, a specialty food and wine store and small-plates restaurant. She regularly incorporates foraged foods into her menus and has been teaching foraging classes for the past three years. She particularly enjoys teaching her students how to incorporate foraged and feral foods into their everyday diets through simple and versatile recipes.



June 3
10:00 am - 11:30 am
12:00 pm - 1:30 pm
$10 – $12
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Bosarge Family Education Center
Botanical Gardens Drive
Boothbay, ME United States


Nikaline Iacano