Nibbling on Natives in Your Back Yard and Beyond Wednesday September 29, 2021
The Library is happy to partner with the West Newbury Wild & Native group to bring you this presentation.
There’s an increasing interest among homeowners, property managers and others to utilize more native species in their landscaping, thanks to books like Doug Tallamy’s Bringing Nature Home. Yet, for some people, this alone may be insufficient motivation to “go native”. The fact that many of our native species are edible by people too provides an additional incentive for people to plant them in their yards and landscapes. Join Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 60-minute slide show featuring at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to your own landscape, or nibbling on as you encounter them in other locales. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation method(s), along with 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. A Question and Answer session will follow the presentation.
This is a virtual event. You will receive the Zoom link.
This webinar will be followed by a edible plant walk at Mill Pond on 9/30. Register separately.
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