Harvest and Cook with Mugort!



Yun Hai 雲海 offers a selection of premium ingredients for Taiwanese and Chinese cooking. We source directly from artisans, farms, and soy sauce breweries in Taiwan. Terrain, technique, history, and humanity come together in the traditional foods we distribute.

Field Meridians is an artist collective committed to strengthening local food ecologies. Through site-specific programming, publishing, and radio broadcast, Field Meridians engages the Crown Heights community to lay the foundations for food sovereignty in the heart of Brooklyn.

Brooklyn Greenway Initiative built the Naval Cemetery Landscape on the site of the former Naval Hospital Cemetery at the Brooklyn Navy Yard as a place for retreat and remembrance while honoring its rich layers of natural and cultural history. This site was designed as a native plant meadow and pollinator habitat, and provides visitors with an escape from urban life.



Mugwort is for dreaming. This rhizomatic, perennial is a persistent and common “weed” found across North America. Called the “mother of herbs,” it is also used across different cultures for medicinal, spiritual and culinary purposes. Join us for a mugwort harvest and plant walk at the Naval Cemetery Landscape (NCL), a public space built and maintained by Brooklyn Greenway Initiative (BGI).

We’ll learn more about mugwort and its ecological considerations from an NCL gardener, receive training to harvest the plant, and then prepare some of it to dry for our June Taiwanese Dragon Boat decoration class, and some to cook and eat on site. 

We’ll be preparing mugwort in a Korean-style savory pajeon pancake.



– Ingredients for cooking

– Materials for drying



– Gardening gloves (optional)

– Pruners (optional)

– Pants and long-sleeve shirts for harvesting in the meadow (optional)

– Hat (optional) 

– Water bottle (encouraged! there is no water on site)



The Naval Cemetery Landscape is wheelchair accessible. The mugwort harvest will take place in the meadow. Those who wish to participate in the harvest need full range of motion to minimize damage and compaction to the ecology of the landscape.



In case of inclement weather, we’ll notify participants 2 hours before the start of our program.