When people find out I teach wild edible and medicinal plant classes (as well as other botany related classes) in New York City, they often express disbelief. But NYC is not just the concrete jungle that the uninitiated believe it to be!

“Fantastic. Informative. Top-notch. Lovely time.” – NYC foraging tour participant

Come discover the abundance growing right at your doorstep. Learn how to safely identify, sustainably harvest, and deliciously prepare these wild treasures.

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Saturday, July 8, 2017 2-5pm Growing a Culinary Herb Garden for the New York Botanical Garden

Sunday, July 9, 2017 10am-12pm The Forager’s Feast for Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Sunday, July 9, 2017 3-5 pm Urban Foraging Tour in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 6:30-8:30pm Preserving the Summer Harvest for Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Thursday, July 13, 2017 6:00-8:00pm Growing Food in the Shade for Brooklyn Botanic Garden

Saturday, July 15, 2017 11am-1pm Urban Foraging Tour in Prospect Park, Brooklyn

Sunday, July 16, 2017 11am-1pm Urban Foraging Tour in Central Park, Manhattan

Thursday, July 20, 2017 6:00-8:00pm Growing Herbs Indoors for Brooklyn Botanic Garden SOLD OUT

Saturday, July 22, 2017 10am-12pm Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants at Queens County Farm Museum


Botany, Ballet, & Dinner from Scratch: A Memoir with Recipes

“Personal, visceral, intimate, natural and authentic. All these words describe Leda’s book. You can literally taste melancholy in one dish and joy in another.” – Mia Wasilevich

new edition of Leda's food memoir

The Forager’s Feast: How to Identify, Gather, and Prepare Wild Edibles is part field guide covering 50 plants, mushrooms, and seaweeds with a widespread distribution, and part cookbook for turning these wild edibles into delectable dishes.

“Leda Meredith is, in my opinion, the Foraging Goddess, and the next best thing to this book would be to share a field expedition with her! I highly recommend The Forager’s Feast to anyone who has a love of the wild foods.” – Amazon review by Susan C.


Northeast Foraging: 120 Wild and Flavorful Edibles from Beach Plums to Wineberries

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“A book that wild food gatherers of all skill levels will want to own.” – Sam Thayer