Planting Native Species: How You can Contribute to Enhancing the Edibility of Northeast Landscapes!

Planting Native Species: How You can Contribute to Enhancing the Edibility of Northeast Landscapes!

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Date/Time - 03/19/2019 - 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM

Location
Boston Nature Center


Adding native edible plants to a landscape can boost biodiversity as well as “spice it up” — i.e., we can have our acorn cake (or juneberry muffins, or fiddlehead scramble, or ….) and eat it too!.

Join Russ Cohen, expert forager to learn about the comestible qualities of at least two dozen species of edible wild plants native to the the Northeast, and go through the steps of propagating them in our own yards or landscapes near us.

The first half of our evening is an overview of a dozen or more common edible species you can find near you.  The second half of the evening we will delve into propagation and start potting some of our own wild plants.  The evening concludes with some home-cooked delicacies that feature foraged plants.

Space is limited for the second half of the evening, so we encourage you to pre-register!

About Russ Cohen.  Russ has been giving talks on edible plants for 40 years.  He has written a popular book on foraging, Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten.  Numerous articles have been written about him, including a recent feature in Edible Boston.  He has been called the “Johnny Appleseed” of native edible species, thanks to his work to collect and save seeds, to propagate wild edible plants in his nursery, and to plant them in appropriate, selected wild habitats.  Russ is loved by his audiences for his engaging talks, his deep knowledge, and his infectious enthusiasm.

 

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