Wild edible workshop planned at Monroe Lake

Learn to identify, harvest and prepare wild edibles during a July 22 workshop at Monroe Lake’s Northfork Marshes.

Monroe Lake interpretive naturalist Jill Vance will lead the workshop, which runs from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. It is designed for people with little or no experience, and Vance will focus on four to six plants and cover steps to bring them from field to table.

Registration is required by July 19 at bit.ly/wildedibles2015. The workshop is limited to eight people ages 16 and older. There is a $20-per-person workshop fee.

Participants will spend the most of the time outside. The workshop will conclude with food sampling, do’s and don’ts, and information on how to expand your new skills.

The Northfork Marshes at Monroe Lake (stateparks.IN.gov/2954.htm) are on McGowan Road, off State Road 46 between Bloomington and Nashville.