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Spring edibles hike this weekend
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On Sunday, April 28, the Kickapoo Woods Cooperative is sponsoring a hike to identify wild edibles in the Kickapoo Valley Reserve near LaFarge.

Wilderness skills instructor Nicholas Gale will lead participants into the Reserve to observe, learn, and sample edible plants in ridge-top and valley, wooded and open areas.

Though edibles will be sampled throughout the day, participants should still bring a lunch and water.  Dress for woods walking and the weather. 

The workshop begins at 9 a.m. and should end at 3 pm. Cost for the workshop is $30 and if participants do not have a KVR membership they will need to buy a one-day KVR trail pass for $4.  To preregister, send a check for $30 per person to KWC (Kickapoo Woods Cooperative), PO Box 71, La Farge, WI 54639.

Nicholas Gale is a wilderness skills instructor, certified by a yearlong wilderness immersion course and a lifetime of studying, observing, and cherishing the natural world.  He is currently an instructor with the KVR and the Driftless Folk School, and has taught independently for years. Gale carries his enthusiasm and reverence for the natural world into his classes and workshops.  He lives close to the earth and the seasonal cycles with his family in the Kickapoo Valley, bringing together his love of the wilds, family, teaching, and providing.

It's time to welcome the spring with a hike in the woods and learn about the edible plant life bursting forth beneath our feet!

The Kickapoo Woods Cooperative's mission is to provide forestry education and management services to residents of the Kickapoo Valley and neighboring watersheds that will improve the forestry resource for the region.