A Taste of the Wild - Forage the Bay!
Learn how to forage like a pro with Author
Margit Roos-Collins on Saturday, October 29 at 11 am!

Learn about edible weeds and other sustainable plants of the SF Bay Area!

Join us on Saturday, October 29 at 11 am for an exploration of local sustainable foraging with Margit Roos-Collins, author of The Flavors of Home; A Guide to Wild, Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area.

The Bay Area is an extraordinary place to experience wild foods, with a diversity of habitats and open spaces positively filled with forageables! Margit will give us examples of some of the most common, nutritious, and often delicious wild edible plants that can be found in local abundance, as well as what's in season right now. Learn how to get started, as well as plants to avoid.

Her newly updated book is a foraging classic, packed with practical advice on foraging along with recipes and detailed line drawings of over 128 blossoms, berries, nuts, greens and mushrooms. Books will be for sale and Margit will be available for signing after the talk. Come on by!

The Flavors of Home; A Guide to Wild, Edible Plants of the San Francisco Bay Area

Favorite forageables to grow & love!
Grow these garden-worthy CA natives and
reap the tasty, tasty rewards!

Ribes sanguineum 
'King Edward VII' Salvia apiana “White Sage” Achillea millefolium var. rubra 
‘Rosy Red’

Ribes sanguineum
'King Edward VII'

Bursting into a mass of 4" pendulous "electric neon fuchsia" clusters in Spring, this bushy, compact flowering currant bears blue-black berries can be eaten fresh or dried.
Deer, clay and drought resistant! Hummers!

Salvia apiana “White Sage”
Heat and drought loving, this sacred and medicinal Sage doesn’t need much water, just provide good drainage and enjoy its arresting silvery foliage! A tea made from the leaves is an herbal remedy for cold and congestion. Hardy to USDA zone 8.

Achillea millefolium
var. rubra ‘Rosy Red’

You can’t ask for an easier to grow plant than Yarrow. Heat and deer resistant and drought tolerant, its dense ferny foliage makes a great lawn substitute AND can be harvested for teas. Hardy to USDA zone 5!

Prunella vulgaris 
"Self-Heal" Eschscholzia californica
'Rose Chiffon' Fragaria vesca ssp. californica
“Woodland Strawberry”

Prunella vulgaris "Self-Heal"
So easy to grow! This lovely groundcovery CA native forms a dense, weed-suppressing mat that is especially pretty tucked between pavers or as a walkable lawn alternative! Leaves can be eaten like Spinach and flowers can be used in herbal teas.

Eschscholzia californica
'Rose Chiffon'

With swirling skirts sublimely shaded in rose and pink, each bloom on this CA native Poppy is a work of art! Flowers can be used fresh in salads
or dried in teas and infusions. Drought tolerant and deer resistant!

Fragaria vesca ssp. californica
“Woodland Strawberry”

The perfect native groundcover for dry shade, this fast and easy strawberry makes an evergreen mat bearing small but tasty red fruits. Ethical + Edible + Useful! To 4” tall, it forming luxuriously long, cascading runners.

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