Fall Wild Edibles Workshop

9/19/2020 to 9/20/2020 | Roaring River State Park | Cassville, MO

Roaring River State Park will be hosting three programs highlighting identification, foraging techniques and preparation of wild foods found in Missouri. Guests can sign up for one program or all three. All programs are free and open to the public. Participants must sign up for each session they wish to attend by calling the nature center at 417-847-3742. All programs will have a maximum number of participants depending on social distancing abilities at each location.

Saturday, Sept. 19 

10 a.m. -- Wild Food Foraging Hike

Take a short hike along Piburn Trail. We will discuss wild collecting ethics and learn to identify native fruits, nuts and other plants that we find on the trail. Explore traditional uses of these plants and if we are lucky, try a taste! Please wear closed-toe shoes and bring water.

Register with the nature center before meeting at the Piburn Trailhead.

3 p.m. -- Black Walnut Bash

Come to the nature center for a hands-on program with black walnuts. We will collect, prepare, cure and smash native walnuts. Please wear clothes and sturdy shoes you do not mind getting dirty – black walnut husks are notorious for causing stains.

Register before meeting at the nature center.

Sunday, Sept. 20

11 a.m. -- Wild Tea Party

Join us to sample tea and treats made with native plants. We will start with warm teas; next, we will sample some prepared finger foods and finish with cool beverages. All drinks and treats will be prepared ahead of time. Participants will leave with recipes to re-create at home.

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Roaring River State Park is located at:

12716 Farm Road 2239, Cassville, MO | (417) 847-2539

Associated activities

  • Interpretive Programs