Friday, September 18, 2015
Wild Food Fun
Yesterday, after our morning main lesson, Reece, his homeschooling buddy, and I packed up and headed out for a little road trip. Our destination, Little City Farm. We had the pleasure of visiting this urban homestead twice this summer, and were excited to return again. This time we were meeting up with some other homeschooling families for some wild food fun.
Our facilitator, the same inspiring lady that lead our birch bark container workshop, did a wonderful job of helping the kids to identify common wild foods, aka weeds, found in many backyards. The kids had the opportunity to search for, harvest, and taste mallow, lambs quarters, plantain, violet leaves, wood sorrel, dandelion, wild lettuce, and mint. Each wild food was tasted straight up, and then added, one at a time, to a very tasty smoothie base. We would taste it, and then add another wild food. It was fun tasting the difference each food made to the smoothie, and even though it was green, most of the kids were very adventurous, and gave it a try. Reece, as you can see from the photo above, green smoothie all over his face, loved it.
It is always a joy to connect with like minded people, and yesterday as I sat among other homeschooling families, in the sunshine, with bees flying about, enjoying the beautiful space at Little City Farm, I was reminded yet again how very fortunate I am to live in a place that allows us the freedom to make the choices we have made as a family.