Environmental Education at the Vanderbilt Museum

Foraging with The "Wildman"

Environmental educator and author “Wildman” Steve Brill, will give a presentation on the benefits of foraging and lead a hike on the estate’s nature trail to find edible wild plants.

“The Vanderbilt Museum grounds – with cultivated areas, fields, thickets, and woods – is a bonanza for wild foods,” Brill said, “and everything the group will be finding is renewable.”

Brill’s books include Foraging in New York (Globe Pequot Press, 2017), on the state’s best edible plants; Foraging with Kids (Brill is author, artist and publisher, 2014), a wild foods guide with science, folklore, history, recipes, games, and activities, for teachers, parents, and grandparents to use with kids; and The Wild Vegan Cookbook: A Guide to Preparing Wild (and Not-So-Wild) Foods (Harvard Common Press, 2002).