Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard and Beyond

Nibbling on Natives in Your Backyard and Beyond

Wednesday June 1, 2011 at 7 pm
Cambridge Public Library, 449 Broadway, Cambridge MA 02139

Grow Native Massachusetts presents Russ Cohen, expert forager and author of "Wild Plants I Have Known... and Eaten."

Many native "wild" plants are edible and nutritious-- suitable for growing in your home landscape or found in other locales. Come learn to identify the best species for pursuing your culinary adventures, selecting only the edible portions of each plant.

Become familiar with the seasons of availability and guidelines for environmentally responsible foraging. Russ Cohen has been pursuing edible wild plants since high school, and teaching others to forage for thirty-seven years. With luck on this night, you may even win a taste of his black walnut baklava, made from locally gathered nuts.