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Eating Japanese Knotweed

Learn how to effectively combat a frustrating invasive plant, Japanese knotweed, by eating it! We'll cover identification, containment, removal, processing and storage for consumption, cooking, and eating. Everyone goes home with a jar of knotweed sauce. Yum!

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Eating Japanese Knotweed
Eating Japanese Knotweed

Time & Location

Apr 30, 2023, 1:00 PM – May 01, 2023, 3:30 PM

Share Den, 111 Sheridan St, Portland, ME 04101, USA

About the event

Japanese knotweed (Reynoutria japonica or Fallopia japonica) is known as one of the most frustrating invasive species in the world. Frequently planted along riverbanks as a means of controlling erosion, it is often favored by pollinators, yet quickly overruns landscapes and smothers native plant species. Knotweed also makes a delicious, healthy and versatile vegetable, similar to rhubarb. We can help to manage the overgrowth of this powerful invasive by eating it!

Learn to manage, harvest, gather, process, and eat Japanese knotweed. We'll cover identification, removal, gathering, processing, cooking over an open fire, and future storage. $45 includes all required tools, materials and tuition.  Everyone gets a jar of sweet knotweed sauce to take home, which you may want to dehydrate for fruit leather.

Space in this class is limited. Preregistration, along with a paid deposit, is required to reserve a spot in the class. Deposits may be fully refunded in the event of a cancellation a week or more before the class, if the space is filled. Refunds for last-minute cancellations are unfortunately not available. Please plan accordingly. Contact Rewild Maine at (207) 449-7738 or if you have any questions.

Rewild Maine is a registered 501(c)3 non-profit organization. We depend on donations from the community to offer free classes and workshops and we are grateful for your support. Scholarships are available for paid classes on an as-needed basis and nobody will ever be turned away for lack of funds. All donations are tax-deductible.


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