Earth Day Spring Tree Tour on Friday

Tiny OKT Tree Finder_Page_3Earth Day Spring Tree Tour
Friday April 22

6 – 7:30 p.m. Garfield Park Lodge
334 Burton St. SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49507

As part of OKT’s food justice mission, OKT urban forester, Laura Casaletto, will again lead the free Earth Day Spring Tree Tour through Garfield Park. During this foraging adventure,  participants will munch leaves and nibble flowers, for example,  spruce tips, the nectar inside tulip tree flowers, black locust flowers, Japanese knotweed shoots, redbud blossoms and perhaps entire linden trees!  “We’ll certainly find something nice underfoot to add to your Mother’s Day breakfast in bed,” Laura says. “And, you’ll get a little booklet to help you recall what you learned.”

After the outdoor tour, the group will gather back in the lodge for foraged refreshments and a brief dialogue on other in-season, urban edibles that grow in our area.