Foraging for Wild Edible Plants

Seacoast NH Permaculture
Seacoast NH Permaculture
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Join The Seacoast & North Shore Permaculture Meetups on a walk with foraging expert Russ Cohen on a walk to learn about wild edibles!.

The NH Seacoast region is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of "Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten," on a two-hour ramble through the shaggier portions of Pierce Island in Portsmouth to learn about at least two dozen edible species. As each species is encountered, Russ will present information on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods. Russ will also provide general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging.

COST: Sliding scale of $15-25. A nonrefundable $10 deposit is required to hold your place with the rest of the fee due at the class.

OUR GUIDE: Russ Cohen, naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, grew up in Weston MA where he spent much of his free time in the woods, cultivating a strong spiritual connection to nature. Russ has recently completed his 42nd year of teaching courses about wild edibles. Each year, he typically leads over three dozen classes/walks, mostly from May to October, for over two dozen different organizations. Russ' foraging book,Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten (, published by (and all proceeds benefiting) the Essex County Greenbelt Association, came out in June of 2004, and is now in its sixth printing.