Learn about edible plants on a walk through the Beals Preserve on Tuesday

Did you know Southborough is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants? Me neither. Learn how to identify edible plants in our area – plus how to prepare them – on a walk through the Beals Preserve on Tuesday sponsored by the Southborough Open Land Foundation. Here are the details:

Edible Plant Walk with Russ Cohen
Tuesday, June 12, 6:00 – 8:00 pm

The Southborough Open Land Foundation (SOLF) invites you to an Edible Plant Walk at the Beals Preserve on Tuesday evening June 12th from 6 to 8 PM. Meet at the triangle area of Main St. (Rte 30) and Northborough Rd. at 6 PM.

Southborough is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants, many 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, on a two-hour ramble to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. 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.

For more information on Russ and his famous walks check out his web site users.rcn.com/eatwild/bio.htm.

The walk is free and open to all and will be held rain or shine. Parking is availible at the triangle area of Main St. (Rte 30) and Northborough Rd. At 6 PM we will walk together to the Beals Preserve, looking for edible wild plants as we go. If you prefer meet us at the Beals Preserve Kiosk at 6.15

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