Wild edibles are much more than morels. The forests and grasslands that stretch across the southern part of the state produce an abundance of natural foods that can add variety to any table, according to the Missouri Department of Conservation.
People can learn more about edible plants that can be found on March 5 in the virtual “Wild Edibles” program.
This free online program, which will run from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m., is presented by the staff of the MDC’s Andy Dalton Shooting and Outdoor Education Center and guest presenter Bo Brown. People can register for this program at: mdc-event-web.s3licensing.com/Event/EventDetails/181324
The March 5 program to be given by Brown, along with MDC Outdoor Education Center specialist Ali Underwood, will discuss the variety of food items the region’s landscape can provide for the table. Brown is a local author who wrote a book on wild edibles. Along with talking about what’s available, Brown and Underwood will also have tips on collecting and preparing these items for the table.
Although this program is free, registration is required to participate using the link above. Registrants must provide an email, so that a link to the program can be sent to them. This program will include a question and answer period via chat where participants can interact with the presenters.