The Promised Land
Finding Manna in the Wilderness

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Can the Lord prepare a table in the wilderness?

Psalm 78:19

 

Join famed philosoforager Alan Muskat for a springtime back-to-nature retreat. Within forty hours, we will gather and prepare up to forty wild ingredients (see list below) for an interfaith Passover seder. This ritual dinner dinner celebrates springtime, freedom, and rebirth. Each participant will receive a copy of Alan's Passover guidebook, The Haggadah Vita. Proceeds will be donated to Homegrown Babies, a local childbirth education service. For a menu and images from a previous springtime banquet, see here.

Space is limited to fourteen participants.

 

Schedule

Sunday
  2 arrival
  3-4 welcome, introductions
  5-6:30 dinner prep (optional)
  7 dinner

Monday
  8-9 breakfast
  9:30-4:30 outing with picnic lunch
  5-6:30 dinner prep (optional)
  7 dinner

Tuesday
  8-9 breakfast
  9:30-12:30 outing
  12:45 lunch
  1:30-5 seder prep
  6-10 seder

Wednesday
  8-9 breakfast
  10 check out

 

early Spring wild foods

bamboo shoot
basswood leaf
burdock root
chickweed
chickory leaf
cleavers
dandelion leaf, flower
daylily shoot
dead nettle leaf & stem
garlic mustard
Japanese knotweed shoot
milkweed shoots
money plant leaf, flower
morels
nettle leaf
onion grass
partridgeberry flower
peppergrass
ramps
redbud flower
sassafras root
sochane leaf
solomon seal leaf
sourwood leaf
spicebush twig
spiderwort shoot, leaf
spring beauty leaf and flower
sweet cicely leaf
toothwort leaf, flower, root
trout lily leaf
violet flower
waterleaf
wintercress
wisteria flower
wood nettle leaf
wood sorrel