Foraging Walk with Ava Chin and "Eating Wildly"



A Foraging Walk, Talk & Booksigning

May 24 at Denison Pequotsepos Nature Center from 5:00 pm - 7:00 pm on Saturday, May 24.

The walk, led by DPNC Executive Director/Botanist Maggie Jones and author Ava Chin, starts at 5 p.m., at The Nature and Heritage Center at Coogan Farm, 162 Greenmanville Ave., Mystic. The walk ends at the Denison Pequotsepos

Nature Center, where Ava will sign copies of her new book, Eating Wildly: Foraging for Life, Love and the Perfect Meal while guests enjoy some locally foraged snacks, beer and wine. Books will be available for sale at the reception for $25/copy.

Note: Guests can either walk back to their cars at Coogan (approx. 1/2 mile) or we will provide van transportation.

DPNC Member $40/ Walk+Book+Reception
DPNC Member $15/ Walk+Reception

Nonmember $45 /Walk+Book+Reception
Nonmember $20 /Walk+Reception

Click the link below to register online or call 860-536-1216. Advanced registration is required.


Description of "Eating Wildly"
In this touching and informative memoir about foraging for food in New York City, Ava Chin finds sustenance...and so much more.

Urban foraging is the new frontier of foraging for foods, and it's all about eating better, healthier, and more sustainably, no matter where you live. "Time" named foraging the "latest obsession of haute cuisine." And while foraging may be the latest foodie trend, the quest to connect with food and nature is timeless and universal.

Ava Chin, aka the "Urban Forager," is an experienced master of the quest. Raised in Queens, New York, by a single mother and loving grandparents, Chin takes off on an emotional journey to make sense of her family ties and romantic failures when her beloved grandmother dies. She retreats into the urban wilds, where parks and backyards provide not only rare and delicious edible plants, but a wellspring of wisdom.
As the seasons turn, Chin begins to view her life with new "foraging eyes," experiencing the world as a place of plenty and variety, where every element--from flora to fauna to fungi--is interconnected and interdependent. Her experiences in nature put her on a path to self-discovery, leading to reconciliation with her family and finding true love.

Divided into chapters devoted to a variety of edible/medicinal plants, with recipes and culinary information, "Eating Wildly" will stir your emotions and enliven your taste buds--a moving memoir about the importance of family, relationships, and food.


Event date: 
Saturday, May 24, 2014 - 5:00pm
Event address: 
53 W Main St
06355 Mystic