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Identify fruit trees by their leaves and bark- especially Juneberries!

You know an apple tree when fruit is hanging on the branches and a mulberry when the dropping berries stain the sidewalk.  But how do you identify such trees in advance so you can plan to come back at the right time to harvest?

Juneberries, also known as serviceberries and shadberries, are a native shrub that grow in the wild and are used a lot as decorative plantings (there are a lot in Cambridge parks and public grounds) but most people don't know what they are or that the berries are edible.  As their name implies, they will be ripe for picking in June.  Many of them are in Harvard Square, as are mulberries, hawthorne berries, black cherries and apples.

This workshop will help you learn how to identify these trees and shrubs so you will be able to find them in your own neighborhoods.  We will go over the identifying characteristics of leaf, bark, and flower, the plant families they belong to, and how they are related.  The class will include theoretical presentation (charts and drawings) and as well as experiential application.  Also included are recommendations for identification keys.

Note- for educational purposes only- we won't be harvesting any berries in this workshop.

I'm Jules Kobek, co-founder of DIO (Do-It-Ourselves) Skillshare,and I've been teaching homesteading and foraging for several years.  I also have a background as a teacher of English as a Second Language.  What distinguishes my classes are my educational skills.  I focus on respectfully presenting information in ways that address different learning styles.

Cost of the workshop is $15.

Heavy rain will postpone until later in June.

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    So glad I made it! I knew a bit about local trees, but now I know a lot more and feel confident about IDing what's edible.

    June 3, 2012

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