Join edible wild plants expert Russ Cohen for a 2-hour foraging walk along the Middleton Rail Trail, where you'll learn about dozens of edible plant species and how to identify them! Be sure to wear sturdy shoes and bring water. We hope you'll join us!
About Russ: Russ Cohen is a naturalist and wild foods enthusiast who has recently completed his 46th year of leading walks and talks about wild edibles. During the "off-season", Russ writes articles on wild edibles and gives slide presentations featuring many of his favorite edible wild plants and mushrooms found in the Northeast. His foraging book, Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, published by (and all proceeds benefitting) the Essex County Greenbelt Association, came out in June of 2004, and is now in its eighth printing. Russ is now playing the role of Johnny Appleseed for native edible species. He has set up a nursery (near his childhood home in Weston, MA) where he is growing over 1,000 plants, representing more than a third of the more than 180 species native to New England ecoregions that are edible by people.
Registration: Registration is required for this event as space is limited. Please register at the library circulation desk, or by emailing email@example.com or calling 978-774-8132.
Age Group(s): Adults
Location: The Middleton Rail Trail (the entrance to the trail and the parking lot are located at the end of Central Street)