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Wild food forage at the Manchester Museum

April 24, 2012

This Saturday we are hoping for some sunny spots in the afternoon for the Spring Wild Food Forage. As part of Urban Naturalist, local food forager Jesper Lauder in association with Cracking Good Food, are setting off on a mini forage walk from Manchester Museum. Who knows what edible plants they will find growing in the heart of Manchester.

There are only a few places left on the Urban Naturalist event on Saturday 28 April. To check if there are any spaces ring 0161 275 2648.

Sat 28 April: Spring wild food forage

Spring wild food forage with Jesper Launder, in association with Cracking Good Food. By the end of April the early edible springtime shoots are at their very best for harvest. Large enough but still tender to eat. This foraging walk will introduce some of our most familiar and tasty spring wild foods, offering insight into the many ways they can be eaten, and how to go about safely identifying them.

2-4pm

Sat 28 May: Windowsill gardening

Sunflowers, lettuce and herbs are all plants you can grown on your windowsill – some plants to start growing early and some to grow all the way. Join our friends from Hulme Community Garden Centre in this practical workshop to find out how to use the sun through your window.

Sat 30 June: Moths

Cabbage whites were spotted in the Museum allotment last year. Our moth experts Phil Rispin and Michael Dockery will be putting out the moth traps on Friday night – the workshop on Saturday will give you top tips on how to identify moths found in Manchester’s gardens and parks.

Urban Naturalist is a programme of friendly, practical workshops for adults run by leading naturalists. From wild food-foraging and composting to bird song and insect identification, explore biodiversity on our doorstep

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