Thanks to books like Doug Tallamy's Bringing Nature Home, there's an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers, and municipal governments to include more native plants in their landscapes. Not only do native species attract and support beneficial insects, some species are edible by people too! Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, as he extols the virtues of edible native plants. Learn basic identification tips, season(s) of availability, preparation methods, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. Enjoy samples of goodies made from wild-collected native edibles after the presentation.
Russ Cohen, naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, has been involved in plant foraging for more than 45 years. He grows over 60 species of native edible plants and is currently working with land trusts, schools, community organizations, and municipalities to include more of them on their properties. Russ leads dozens of wild edible walks throughout New England every year and has received numerous awards for his leadership in ecological land stewardship.
Copies of Russ' book will be available for purchase and signing after the lecture.