October 1st, 2023 1-4 PM
Join us as Russ Cohen, author and expert on native edibles, talks about the native and non-native edibles in our backyards and wild areas.
Russ’s passion is connecting to nature via his taste buds, and assisting others in doing the same. Russ has now taken on the role of Johnny Appleseed for edible native species. He has set up a small nursery (in Weston, MA) where he grows/keeps plants that he propagates from seed (some of which he collected himself). He collaborates with land trusts, cities and towns, schools and colleges, state and federal agencies, tribal groups, organic farms and others to plant plants from his nursery in appropriate places on their properties.
Russ is the author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten. He will lead us on a two-hour ramble around Fuller Farm to learn about edible wild plants. If weather permits, several species of edible wild mushrooms may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability, and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe, ethical and environmentally-responsible foraging.
We will be at Barnstable Land Trust’s Fuller Farm, in Marstons Mills for this talk & walk.
We have a sliding scale fee system. The cost for us to bring you the workshop is $29. If you feel you can help out another person to come you can pay $38. If you can't afford the full cost of the workshop you can pay $20.
Cancellation Policy: If you contact us to cancel your reservation 10 days before the workshop and we can find someone to take your spot, we will refund your fee. If you contact us to cancel your reservation within 10 days of the workshop the fee is non-refundable.