Foraging expert visits Stillwater Public Library Sept. 12

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(STILLWATER, OKLA. / Aug. 21, 2013) –– Stillwater Public Library will host local foraging expert, Jackie Dill, in a program titled “Wildcrafting Stillwater” on Thursday, Sept. 12 at 6:30 p.m. 

 

The program will focus on locating and harvesting the edibles, herbs and mushrooms that grow in the Stillwater area.  Participants will learn which dishes and household products, like laundry soap, can be made with the foraged items.  Dill will also explain how to locate material to use in crafting and share examples of the crafts she has constructed.

 

Participants are asked to bring notebooks and writing instruments to the presentation.

 

The library provides numerous resources on foraging and wildcrafting which are available for checkout.  Some of the items include:

  • Backyard foraging: 65 familiar plants you didn't know you could eat by Ellen Zachos covers identifying useful plants, harvesting etiquette and ways to prepare and eat the items found.
  • The feast nearby: how I lost my job, buried a marriage, and found my way by keeping chickens, foraging, preserving, bartering, and eating locally (all on $40 a week) by Robin Mather is a charming semi-memoir from a recently unemployed food-journalism veteran featuring delicious recipes using foraged edibles. 
  • Hunt, gather, cook: finding the forgotten feast by Hank Shaw discusses the virtues of filling the dinner table through hunting, fishing and foraging overlooked and underutilized wild foods.
  • The wild table: seasonal foraged food and recipes by Connie Green helps readers identify numerous wild delicacies, and then provides step-by-step preparation and cooking techniques for many recipes, including several signature dishes from noted chefs.

For more information about the free program or additional resources, please visit the library's website at http://library.stillwater.org, call 405-372-3633 x106 or email askalibrarian@stillwater.org