Wild Weeds

UC Berkeley professor Philip Stark shows off his wild bounty, including mallow, oxalis, dock, nasturtium, and sow thistle.

UC Berkeley professor Philip Stark shows off his wild bounty, including mallow, oxalis, dock, nasturtium, and sow thistle.
Photo by Kristen Rasmussen

Saturday April 4, 10am
Where the Wild Things Grow (Foraging Walk)
Meet at Codornices Park on Euclid Ave, Berkeley

Discover the edible plants at your feet with three expert foragers from UC Berkeley on a three-mile loop to Grizzly Peak Blvd and back down, including lots of stair paths. Berkeley has about 90 common species of safe-to-eat vegetation, and they expect to spot at least 15 types of tasty greens. Please note: Guides discourage picking or munching during the walk. Sorry, no dogs. Info: here

Saturday April 4, 4pm
César
1515 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley

Enjoy tapas at César made with edible plants that grow wild in the Berkeley hills.

Mission Chinese Food + The Perennial mini-preview
Wednesday April 8, 5–10pm
2234 Mission St, San Francisco

Chef Chris Kiyuna prepares a special menu featuring wild plants from Say Hay Farms in Yolo County. The first course offers a preview of The Perennial, a new restaurant opening this summer. Cost: $45 in advance or $50 same day. Tickets: here

Kristen Rasmussen, a registered dietician nutritionist, styles weeds for a photo op at Mission:Heirloom.  Photo credit: Yrmis Barroeta

Kristen Rasmussen, a registered dietician nutritionist, styles weeds for a photo op at Mission:Heirloom. Photo credit: Yrmis Barroeta

Thursday April 9
Chez Panisse (dinner)
1517 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley (downstairs)

Chef Cal Peternell weaves a variety of wild plants into the Chez Panisse experience. Reservations: 510.548.5525. Deposit of $25 per person required with reservation.

Friday April 10
Mission: Heirloom (dinner)
2085 Vine St, Berkeley
See how easy it is to re-wild your plate. $40 in advance, $50 at the door. Details and reservations: 510.859.4501

 

 

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