Twilight Wild Edibles Walks
Presenter, Russ Cohen, professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast, is in his 39th year of teaching courses about wild edibles. His book, Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, came out in June of 2004 and is in its fourth printing.
Eastern Massachusetts is home to over 150 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than common cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen for two Twilight Wild Edibles Walks at Great Brook Farm State Park in Carlisle. Cohen has documented 66 different species of wild edible species at the park.
Different edible species and plant parts are available depending on the season. These two walks are spaced out over spring and summer to observe plants at different stages of growth and demonstrate what to harvest when as the seasons change.
Participants can expect to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants at each walk. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.
The park has an automated parking machine that charges $2 per car. Avoid fee by carpooling or bicycling.
Great Brook Farm State Park (View)
984 Lowell Street
Carlisle, MA 01741