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Dead Horse Bay Forage Walk

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According to the organizer:

“Dead Horse Bay puts the jungle in the concrete. Join us for a real New York adventure.

There will be a new moon. Our visit is timed for low tide. For textbook foraging – old bottles and wild plants – come and explore New York’s Wild West (Wild Southeast, technically), the landfill that was used as a garbage dump for our late 19th and early 20th century city.

On our way to the old bottle-littered beach we’ll find pokeweed, dandelions, invasive garlic mustard (above), wild lettuce, dead nettles and three kinds of sumac On the shoreline are indigenous bayberry and sea rocket, a leafy form of wasabi.

On the way back we may see common milkweed and the black cherries that are loaded with fruit in late summer. Learn how to use these uncommon common plants in the kitchen.

Pack a lunch (I will also provide a wild foods-inspired snack) and liquids – we’ll stop to picnic on the beach. I recommend hats and sunscreen and strong-soled shoes (there is broken glass and rusty metal on the beach).

About the meeting time: 1pm is the meeting time on site – if you are driving, you can park at Floyd Bennett Field.

For a subway meet-up, we meet at 12.15pm at street level on the triangle between Flatbush and Nostrand Avenues. The subway stop is Flatbush Avenue/Brooklyn College – the end of the line for the 2/5. Then it’s a 10 minute bus ride to the wilds of Jamaica Bay.

Final details will be emailed the week before the walk.”


May 7, 2016
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Dead Horse Bay
Dead Horse Bay
Brooklyn , NY United States
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