From Pest to Pesto, A Culinary Approach to Invasive Species Second Sundays at Spillian

The Second Sundays Trail U series from the Catskill Region - New York-New Jersey Trail Conference and Spillian continues with a free workshop to change the invasive garlic mustard plant from pest to pesto! Join us for a wander on the trails at Spillian to forage the invasive plant garlic mustard. This early maturing plant competes with some of the most special early spring natives in the Catskills and spreads like wildfire. But, it has two redeeming features! It tastes good. And it's very good for you -- it's loaded with anti-oxidants. We'll forage garlic mustard in the woods and then gather in the Spillian kitchen to make garlic mustard pesto that you can take home with you. Learn how invasive species can be battled with knife and fork! Bring your mom for Mother's Day or make pesto for her. Glow with self righteousness as you hand her a healthy, sustainable, home made dinner! No guilt. Serious brownie points. Mama Earth will love you, too... Be prepared to spend a few hours on the trails around Spillian as part of this workshop. Make sure to wear your hiking boots dress appropriately for the outdoor conditions and trail work pack plenty of water and bring work gloves. Led by Will Soter, the Trail Conference's Southern Catskills Co-Chair and a NYS Outdoor Guide and avid Catskills hiker.  Trail Conference Catskills Program Coordinator Heather Rolland, and Spillian CEO and founder, Leigh Melander. Refreshments will be served and you'll have enough pesto for dinner when you leave. This event is free and open to the public.  Please register below so we can maintain an accurate headcount for the event.
May 10th, 2015 1:00 PM through  4:00 PM
Catskill Mountains - Margaretville Area
773 Main Street
Margretville, NY 12455
United States
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