From our organizers:
In urban areas we share our precious green spaces with all kinds of plants. Invasive plants or ‘weeds’ are those that have been imported to this environment from their ecological homelands, either by gardeners and misguided urban planners, or by accident (seeds in animal fodder, for example).
Japanese knotweed is a notoriously invasive plant that tastes like a cross between rhubarb and sorrel. It is crisp when raw, meltingly-soft when cooked. It is sour. In Forage Harvest Feast I extol its culinary potential via recipes ranging from pickles to slow spring stews. Come and learn to identify its spring shoots, so asparagus-like in appearance at this time of year, and explore ways to eat it at home.
The walk will also encompass other botanical thugs, like ground elder, lesser celandine, garlic mustard and mugwort.
The tasting picnic will feature, you guessed it: weeds.