Russ Cohen comes to Derry to talk about foraging and what you can eat in your own backyard!
This will be an online program on Zoom
Derry and adjacent communities is home to over 70 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 75-minute slide show entitled “Edible Wild Plants in and around Derry“. It covers over 40 of the tastiest species the region has to offer. These range from plants everyone knows well, like Daisies and Dandelions, to plants they may never have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flower. Russ will present information for each species on identification tips, edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, along with general guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. Russ will also include a few details regarding some native edible plants he has grown successfully from seed, and the partnerships he has made with conservation groups and others to add edible native plants to their landscapes. Russ will also bring along handouts and a couple foraged goodies for people to sip and nibble on.
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