Campus Foraging Tour

April 8, 2022
11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Meet at Brookings Hall Arch

Celebrate Earth Week with an exploration of edible plants on campus. The tour will be led by Stan Braude, teaching professor in the Department of Biology. The tour will begin at 11 am in Brookings Quad and conclude at the Burning Kumquat student-run campus organic farm where Chef Patrick McElroy will prepare a small salad from foraged items for participants to taste. All tour attendees will receive a free reusable bamboo cutlery kit, courtesy of the Office of Sustainability. This event is open to all students, faculty and staff.

This event is co-sponsored by Dining Services.

Please note: individuals with food allergies should be extra cautious when trying new foods.

Here is a list of items you can expect to see. Bolded items are likely available for harvest!

  • Violets
  • Walnut
  • Linden buds and shoots
  • Redbud flowers
  • Pecans
  • Wood sorrel
  • Fringe tree fruits
  • Magnolia flowers
  • Pawpap
  • Dogwood
  • Elderberry
  • Sumac
  • Spicebush
  • Beechnuts
  • Maple
  • Persimmons
  • Chestnuts
  • Beach plums
  • Claytonia root
  • Serviceberry
  • Dandelion
  • Plantago
  • Lambsquarters
  • Dock
  • Purslane

For questions, please contact Aamna Anwer,