Urban Foraging for Wild Edibles
Tasty wild plants grow abundantly here in Boston, many of which we walk right by without ever knowing they are even there. If you'd like to upgrade your knowledge of the wild plants readily available for foraging, join David Craft on a ramble along the Charles River to learn about and identify dozens of edibles. You will learn greens, roots, fruits, nuts, and if we are lucky, some easy to identify edible mushrooms as well.
In addition to identification, we will cover how these wild edibles can add significantly to your culinary and health repertoire. We'll discuss cooking options, seasons of availability, and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging. You'll be amazed at the amount of edibles coming up all around us. Sampling in the field will be encouraged.
David Craft's book will be on sale for $10. Meet at the parking lot adjacent to the Christian Herter Community Garden at 1155 Soldiers Field Road in Allston, MA.
About the Instructor:
David Craft graduated from Brown University in 1996 with a degree in Mechanical Engineering. After a 2-year stint at General Electric Research and Development, and a year teaching high school math, he
returned to graduate school at MIT and earned his Ph.D. in Operations Research (a branch of applied mathematics) in 2004. Since that time he has been working in the field of optimization of radiation
therapy for cancer treatment at the Massachusetts General Hospital. His research page is here . He is an active urban forager, and has a book on that topic here: http://goo.gl/yNYQ8.
Christian Herter Community Garden (View)
1155 Soldiers Field Road
Allston, MA 02135, MA 02120
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