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Summer Wild Edibles Walk, Fee & Pre-Registration Required!

This is somewhat far from Providence but looks like a great event:

Presenter, Russ Cohen, professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast, is in his 39th year of teaching courses about wild edibles. His book, Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, came out in June of 2004 and is in its fourth printing.

Eastern Massachusetts is home to over 150 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than common cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen for two Twilight Wild Edibles Walks at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle. Cohen has documented 66 different species of wild edible species at the park.

Different edible species and plant parts are available depending on the season. These two walks are spaced out over spring and summer to observe plants at different stages of growth and demonstrate what to harvest when as the seasons change.

Participants can expect to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants at each walk. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

Edible species likely to be spotted on the walk include Black Cherry, Hazelnut, Common Barberry, Fox Grape, Black Huckleberry, Wintergreen, Blackberry, Blueberry Elderberry, Groundnut, Stinging Nettle, Sumac, Butternut, Sweet Fern and White Oak. Late July is also within the summer mushroom season, so (pending favorable weather conditions) several wild edible mushroom species may be encountered as well.

The park has an automated parking machine that charges $2 per car. Avoid fee by carpooling or bicycling.

REGISTER HERE - FEE $30 per person: http://www.nofamass.org/programs/extensionevents/wildedibles.php

Contact: Ben Grosscup,[masked]-5374.
By email, [masked]; put "Wild Edibles" in subject.

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  • A former member
    A former member

    Maybe some of our folks who attend the next event at the Botanical Gardens could suggest it!

    July 22, 2012

  • Mark

    It would be great to bring this program to RW Zoo/URI Botanical Gardens, I am sure someone would teach it if they had some of the materials. Even just the book. I think it is worth doing

    July 20, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    I cannot attend this event, would someone else like to host it?

    May 21, 2012

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