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JEFFERSON CITY, MO, JUNE 22, 2023 – Have you ever thought that some wild plants look good enough to eat? Join the team at Current River State Park Saturday, June 24 or Sunday, June 25, to learn which plants really are edible.

Participants in this hands-on “forage-to-table” class will learn about a variety of edible plants that can be gathered from their own yards. The day will start with a light breakfast, followed by a discussion of foraging etiquette and what to forage. Participants will be divided into groups to forage for supper. This could end up being up to a 1-mile hike, foraging as you go.

There will be a wide range of wild finger foods to sample for lunch. Everyone will help with the preparation of supper and cleanup. Participants should bring the following items: walking shoes, water bottle, gloves, jump drive for a copy of the presentation and paper and pen to take notes.

Space for this class is limited, so registration is required. To register, contact Connie at 573-751-1224 or at Each day’s class covers the same information, begins at 9 a.m. and should conclude by 7 p.m.

Current River State Park is located at 11053 County Road 19D in Salem.

For more information on state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.

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