Alaska Forager’s Alert!

Devil's Club Leaf Bud

Devil's Club Leaf Bud (Echinopanax horridum aka Oplopanax horridus)

Foraging season in Anchorage, Alaska is underway. Dandelions and fireweed are ready to harvest and eat. Nettles are starting to emerge. Devil’s club buds are still too small for harvesting, but will likely be ready during the next week or so. In a normal year, spruce tips, sea lovage, and fiddleheads follow devil’s club, with shepherd’s purse, chickweed, and lamb’s quarters rounding out the wild greens season.

For those in need of foraging guidance, I’m leading a group on Wild Foraging next Thursday, May 17, at 6:30 pm, as part of a fundraiser for the Alaska Botanical Garden. Anyone wishing to participate can buy tickets for the class here.

Please share this information with anyone interested in Alaska’s wild edibles.

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