Wild Plants as Nourishment for the Soul and Body

Date: June 5, 2024
Time: 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Location: Theodore Wirth Park
Teacher Name and Titles: Sam Thayer
Thayer, Sam

Description: Join us on a plant walk through Theodore Wirth Park with Sam Thayer, to see what plants we can identify this time of year with both culinary and medicinal applications.

Speaker Bio: Samuel Thayer is an internationally recognized authority on edible wild plants who has been teaching workshops and classes for three decades. He is the author of four highly acclaimed, award-winning books on edible wild plants. His first book, The Forager’s Harvest, has sold over 250,000 copies. His most recent, Sam Thayer’s Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants of Eastern and Central North America, is the winner of the National Outdoor Book Award for best nature guide of 2023. Born in Wausau, Wisconsin, Samuel began gathering wild food in early childhood. At the age of 18 he built a log cabin and began pursuing his dream of homesteading, foraging, and studying Nature. Today he lives in Northern Wisconsin with his wife, Melissa, and their three children. Besides teaching and writing, Sam runs a small organic orchard featuring apples, native fruits and berries, and edible native ground covers; he also harvests wild rice, makes maple and birch syrup, and hickory nut oil.   

Sam Thayer