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NOFA/Mass Resilient Garden Series: Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants

April 6, 2021 @ 7:00 pm 8:30 pm

Food and medicine are abundant in the natural world and foraging connects us to our places in an important way. Join NOFA/Mass for another event from their Resilient Garden Series to learn more. The Bay State is home to over 150 species of edible wild plants, some of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. We will learn from wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, about more than a dozen wild edible plant species commonly encountered in and around organic farms and gardens. Priscila Espinosa, Founder of SproutChange, will present on the wild medicinal plants available to forage in April, how to preserve and various ways to prepare them. In this workshop you will learn:

-How to identify more than 15 common edible and medicinal plants
-About the edible portion(s) and season(s) of availability
-Guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging
-Preservation techniques and recipes
-How to prepare a poultice, infusion and herb-infused oil

NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR MEDICAL ADVICE The information provided in this workshop is for general information only, and is not intended to provide medical advice and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment.

For more information: https://www.nofamass.org/event/wild-edible-and-medicinal-plants/