Co-sponsored by Maine Audubon.
Southern Maine 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, wild edibles expert and author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, on a three-hour ramble through Gilsland Farm to learn about at least two dozen species of edible wild plants. Plants expected to be encountered will range from native edible species (i.e., species you might want to add to your landscape) to non-native weeds and invasive species (i.e., plants you would not want to add to your landscape, but nevertheless can offer abundant and tasty foraging opportunities).
Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be presented, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and ecologically-responsible foraging.
Members: $20, Nonmembers: $25