Why search for food in the supermarket, when it's all around us in East Rock Park? "Wildman" Steve Brill has been foraging for nutritious meals in parks and forests for over 30 years, while educating thousands about urban ecology. Join us for a special off-campus Amateur Hour foraging tour in East Rock Park, led by "Wildman" Brill!
During the tour, join hosts Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt in a conversation with Wildman about his life and work, and stick around after the tour to sample the results of Wildman's first "East Rock Salad Foraging Challenge."
Meet in East Rock Park at the corner of Orange Street and Cold Spring Street between 5:00 and 5:30 p.m. Please wear clothes and footwear comfortable for light hiking, and bring along a sweater or jacket appropriate for early evening temperatures.
Tickets are $15 for Institute Library members and $20 for non-members. To become a member of the Institute Library for the modest annual fee of $25, please join online, and to learn more about the library, please visit our web site or facebook page today.
Amateur Hour, the Institute Library's new monthly series curated by Joshua Foer and Jack Hitt, explores the passions and pursuits of America's most inspiring fanatics, obsessives, tinkerers, and collectors.
The Institute Library, New Haven’s oldest independent literary institution and one of America’s last remaining membership libraries, was founded in 1826 by eight young working men dedicated to "mutual assistance in the attainment of useful knowledge." Coeducational since 1835, the library flourished for decades as the heart of democratic intellectual life in New Haven, offering lectures, literature, debates, and classes to men and women from a wide range of social and educational backgrounds.
In 2011, the library formally renewed its commitment to the cultural life of New Haven with expanded space and hours, community partnerships, and a wide range of new events and programs. To learn more, please call or EMAIL today!
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