Allentown Garden Club of New Jersey

May 11, 2017   -  Monthly Meeting:    Foraging

Many people don’t realize that they are surrounded by hundreds of wild edible plants. From vacant fields to backyards and woodlands, nature provides an abundance of plants that are food for humans.  Educator, naturalist, nutritionist, and wild plant expert Debbie Naha will discuss the wild edible plants of our area, plant identification, safety, look-alike plants, sustainable harvesting, nutrition, and more.  The talk will be followed by an outdoor foraging walk.  Attendees may even take home a few “wild” recipes.

Debbie Naha – Naturalist / Wild Edibles Specialist
Debbie Naha is an educator, licensed nutritionist, and naturalist.  Her passion is wild edible plants. 
With a degree in Biology, as well as a Master's in Nutrition from New York University, Debbie presents a unique approach to appreciating wild edible plants.  She conducts foraging hikes and wild edibles presentations.

She has led programs for Great Swamp Outdoor Education Center, Morris County Park Commission, NJ Mycological Association, Association of New Jersey Environmental Commissions, Trailside Science and Nature Center, Hanson Park Conservancy, Sierra Club, Highlands Coalition, NJ Native Plant Society, Princeton Nursery Lands, Pennsylvania Association of Environmental Educators, Lancaster County Conservancy, Pine Grove Furnace State Park, Appalachian Trail Museum, Berks County Heritage Center, French Creek State Park, Kings Gap Environmental Education Center, Gifford Pinchot State Park, Lycoming County Master Gardeners, Nolde Forest Environmental Education Center, Greenwood Furnace State Park, Benjamin Olewine Nature Center, Ned Smith Center for Nature and Art, and many other organizations in New Jersey and Pennsylvania. Debbie is also a certified science teacher, a certified Rutgers Master Gardener, and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist.