May
25
to May 27

Survival Camp/Beaverville IL - Eat The Neighborhood: First Ever Intensive Survival Campout Weekend @ The Land of Odd, Beaverville IL

This will be the first ever intensive weekend long survival workshop with Dave Odd and Little John renowned forager and wilderness guru from Wisconsin (Plant Based Services) .

Included in the weekend will be foraging walks and gathering, small animal butchering demo, identifying animals and plants, wild food preparation and cooking, reptile and amphibian viewing, fishing and filleting, sassafras tea/rootbeer making, garden tasting tour, campfire games and camaraderie, and more. All meals will be provided and sourced locally. There may even be a professional chef on board.

Guests may arrive to set up their tents on Friday night and leave on Monday morning.

All on our new property in Beaverville IL in the amazing and wonderful Kankakee Sands wildlife area. Bathroom with shower should be available by then (being built now).

$250 per person, $450 per pair. Group rates available. Please contact Dave at 847-409-8623 or email him at oddproduce@hotmail.com .

 

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May
28
10:00 AM10:00

Carnivore Memorial Day Eat The Neighborhood: Ramp Foraging Tour and Foraged Lunch @ Carnivore in Oak Park

Meet at Carnivore (1042 Pleasant St, Oak Park IL 60302) and peruse the surrounding neighborhood for edible plants with Chicago's own professional forager, Dave Odd. Then off to the nearby woods to see wild ramps in their natural habitat! Then back to Carnivore at noon for a three course meal made from the very things seen on the walk lovingly crafted by Chefs Brad and Erik. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different species!

$50 per person for the walk/$90 per couple. $25 per person for lunch/$40 per couple.

RSVP by texting or calling Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 or call Carnivore at 708-660-1100

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Jun
21
6:00 PM18:00

Frasca - Eat The Neighborhood: Berry Fun Foraging Walk & Dinner

Join us on the longest day of the year for a evening foraging tour.

Meet in front of Frasca (3358 N Paulina St, Chicago, 60657) for a foraging tour of the neighborhood which will include the berries that will be in season. See at least 50 species of edible plants and mushrooms and then back to Frasca for a fantastic 3+ course dinner made with many of the plants seen by Chef Jeremy Kiens.

$45 per person, $80 per pair for the walk. $30 for the dinner.

Call or text Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 to RSVP.

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Jun
23
10:00 AM10:00

Eat the Parks: Washington Park

Just a simple walk through Washington Park with renowned Chicago forager Dave Odd learning about all the wonderful useful edible and medicinal plants right there in the park. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different plants and/or mushrooms and probably see the famous wild parrots of Chicago!

Meet right in front of the Fountain of Time.

Only $35 per person, $60 per pair. No meal attached but feel free to bring a picnic basket and hang out after the walk. In the event of rain umbrellas can be provided.

Call or text Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 to RSVP. Group rates available for 6 or more.

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Jun
24
10:00 AM10:00

Carnivore/Oak Park - Eat the Neighborhood: Berry Fun Foraging Tour & Lunch

Meet at Carnivore (1042 Pleasant St, Oak Park IL 60302) and peruse the surrounding neighborhood for edible plants with Chicago's own professional forager, Dave Odd. Berries will be in season and there will be plenty to be had! Then back to Carnivore at noon for a three course meal made from the very things seen on the walk lovingly crafted by Chefs Brad and Erik. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different species!

$50 per person for the walk/$90 per couple. $25 per person for lunch/$40 per couple. Includes 1 beverage. BYOB.

RSVP by texting or calling Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 or call Carnivore at 708-660-1100

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Jun
24
4:00 PM16:00

Anteprima - Eat The Neighborhood: Berry Fun Foraging Walk & Dinner

Forage with Chicago's renowned professional forager Dave Odd. Learn over 50 species of edible plants and possibly some mushrooms too! Right in the neighborhood. Berries will be ripe for the picking in force! Followed by a wonderful 3+ course meal made from the the foraged things seen, marvelously prepared by chefs Marty Fosse and Carlos Ysaguirre. The last one was truly spectacular.

$45 per person ($80 per pair) for the walk , $32 per person ($52 with wine pairing s) for the meal.

Please RSVP by contacting Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 via text or phone or call Anteprima at (773) 506-9990.

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Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

Jam/Logan Square - Eat The Neighborhood: Ramp Foraging Walk and Dinner

Meet at Jam (2853 N Kedzie Ave, Chicago, 60618) and peruse the surrounding neighborhood for edible plants with Chicago's own professional forager, Dave Odd. Then back to Jam at 5:30 for a three course meal made from the very things seen on the walk lovingly crafted by Chef Ian Voakes and crew. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different species!

$45 per person for the walk/$80 per couple. $50 per person for dinner..

RSVP by texting or calling Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 or call Jam at 773-292-6011.

 

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May
19
10:00 AM10:00

Eat the Parks: Humbolt Park

Just a simple walk through Humboldt Park with renowned Chicago forager Dave Odd learning about all the wonderful useful edible and medicinal plants right there in the park. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different plants and/or mushrooms!

Meet right in front of the Field House.

Only $35 per person, $60 per pair. No meal attached but feel free to bring a picnic basket and hang out after the walk. In the event of rain umbrellas can be provided.

Call or text Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 to RSVP. Group rates available for 6 or more.

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May
5
to May 6

1st Annual Spring Herper Gathering (Reptile and Amphibian enthusiasts) in Beaverville IL

This will serve as the informal "grand opening" of The Land of Odd and is open to any and all that want to attend, free of charge. Herpers from all over the Midwest will be converging on The Land of Odd (Beaverville IL) to enjoy a weekend of critter hunting, photography, and campfire camaraderie. Bring some stuff to grill and your camping gear and hang out all weekend.

Call Dave Odd @ 847-409-8623 for details.

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Apr
29
10:00 AM10:00

Carnivore/Oak Park - Eat The Neighborhood: Ramp Foraging Walk and Foraged Lunch @ Carnivore in Oak Park

Meet at Carnivore (1042 Pleasant St, Oak Park IL 60302) and peruse the surrounding neighborhood for edible plants with Chicago's own professional forager, Dave Odd. Then off to the nearby woods to see wild ramps* in their natural habitat! Then back to Carnivore at noon for a three course meal made from the very things seen on the walk lovingly crafted by Chefs Brad and Erik. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different species!

$50 per person for the walk/$90 per couple. $25 per person for lunch/$40 per couple. Includes 1 beverage. BYOB.

RSVP by texting or calling Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 or call Carnivore at 708-660-1100

*Ramps are the famed wild leeks or "stinky onions" for which Chicago is named.

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Apr
26
11:00 AM11:00

Frasca - Eat the Neighborhood: Berry Fun Foraging Walk

Join us on the longest day of the year for a evening foraging tour.

Meet in front of Frasca (3358 N Paulina St, Chicago, Illinois 60657) for a foraging tour of the neighborhood which will include the berries that will be in season. See at least 50 species of edible plants and mushrooms and then back to Frasca for a fantastic 3+ course dinner made with many of the plants seen by Chef Jeremy Kiens.

$45 per person, $80 per pair for the walk. $30 for the dinner.

To RSVP or for more info call or text Dave Odd at 847-409-8623

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Apr
22
3:00 PM15:00

Anteprima/Andersonville - Eat the Neighborhood: Ramp Foraging Walk and Foraged Dinner

Meet at Anteprima (5316 N Clark St, Chicago IL 60640) and peruse the surrounding neighborhood for edible plants with Chicago's own professional forager, Dave Odd. Then off to the nearby woods to see wild ramps* in their natural habitat! Then back to Anteprima at 5:30 for a multi course meal made from the very things seen on the walk lovingly crafted by Chefs Marty Fosse and Carlos Ysaguirre. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different species!

$50 per person for the walk/$90 per couple. $32 per person for dinner/$52 with wine pairings.

RSVP by texting or calling Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 or call Anteprima at 773-506-9990

*Ramps are the famed wild leeks or "stinky onions" for which Chicago is named.

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Apr
21
10:00 AM10:00

Eat the Parks: Lincoln Park

Just a simple walk through Lincoln Park with renowned Chicago forager Dave Odd learning about all the wonderful useful edible and medicinal plants right there in the park. Guaranteed to see and learn about 50 different plants and/or mushrooms!

Meet right in front of North Pond Restaurant on the north side of the North Pond (that's a lot of norths).

Only $35 per person, $60 per pair. No meal attached but feel free to bring a picnic basket and hang out after the walk. In the event of rain umbrellas can be provided.

Call or text Dave Odd at 847-409-8623 to RSVP. Group rates available for 6 or more.

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