Into the Weeds: How to Garden Like a Forager with Tama Matsuoka Wong

Join us on May 4th as Tama Matsuoka Wong returns to JHC to share her newest book, Into the Weeds: How to Garden Like a Forager. Tama empowers budding and experienced gardeners alike to embrace a gentler, less rigid and more sustainable approach to tending the land. As a master forager and gardener, she invites you break free from meticulously ordered beds and rethink the way you engage with and value the plants around you. Into the Weeds teaches you to encourage those plants, even if you didn’t plant them yourself, turn invasive vines into simple structures like borders and beds, and transform the bounty of your surroundings into teas, tinctures, and cocktails. The program will include a demonstration of how to make an A frame trellis out of wild wood and natural materials along with a tasting of some of Tama’s favorite foraged recipes.

Part practical and part philosophical, Into the Weeds includes a plant ID section for some of the most common edible, useful, plants in the world. As the author writes, “All land, be it a formal hardscaped botanical garden, public park, office courtyard, backyard, front yard, farmland, community plot, urban lot, a windowsill pot…can shelter a little wilderness, a piece of paradise.”

Registration link to come.