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Urban Foraging: Food, Sustainability, and Survival

Friday, July 22, 2022

11 a.m. | At the Garden

Clinical herbalist, educator, and foraging practitioner Journei Bimwala leads an in-person workshop that shows you where and how to find healing plants even in the midst of the city. Discover the surprising abundance of edible and medicinal plants in the Bronx, right outside our doorstep. Explore important legal, social, and race-related issues affecting contemporary foraging, from specific plants used by BIPOC communities to promote well-being, to ongoing battles to repeal anti-foraging laws. This session examines both the practical methods and traditional roots of foraging, and asks whether urban foraging can be an act of land reclamation—and even a way to build community—in the Bronx and beyond.

Following the discussion, pre-registered attendees are invited to join Journei Bimwala for an hour-long foraging walk through the Garden, where they can learn to identify specific local plants for daily use. Space is limited; please register in the dedicated RSVP below.

The Foodways Workshops Series is presented by the Humanities Institute with generous funding by the Mellon Foundation.

Register for the Talk

This talk is now at capacity and can no longer accept new registrations.

Register for the Walk

This walk is at capacity and can no longer accept new registrations.

Foraging Walk limited to 20 attendees