#BeOnlineWithAMC Edible Plants and Mushrooms in and around the Greater Boston Area

In support of the national effort to slow the spread of COVID-19 and to minimize the risks to the most vulnerable among us, AMC will immediately begin the process of temporarily closing all lodging and foodservice facilities and suspending all in-person staff and volunteer led programming through June 3.

Trip dates: Thursday, May 7, 2020 7:00 PM to 8:30 PM

Greater Boston is home to over 100 species of edible wild plants. Many of these species are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles enthusiast and author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 90-minute slide show covering at least three dozen of the tastiest species the region has to offer. These include plant species everyone knows well, like Daisies and Dandelions, to species they may never have even heard of, like Calamus and Carrion Flower. Russ' talk will also cover about a dozen of the easiest-to-recognize edible mushroom species, ranging from morels in the spring, Black Trumpet Chanterelles in the summer and Hen of the Woods in the fall. Russ will also include a few details regarding some native edible plants he has grown successfully from seed and added to New England landscapes in partnership with land trusts, municipalities and other groups. For more information and to register, click here:

https://docs.google.com/document/d/1d4ZJCv2caUQJuJegpnrKbgvk0gh0Yo5Z5asF...

Trip details

Activity: 
Trip region: 
Massachusetts, Boston Area
Trip state: 
MA
Leader: 
Michele Grzenda michelehikes@gmail.com (781-697-1410)

Michele has been a volunteer hike leader for AMC since 2006. She enjoys connecting people with nature and is one of the lucky few who have made her avocation her vocation. By weekday, Michele protects wetlands and manages 2,000 acres of Open Space for Weston, MA. Besides leading backpacks, nature walks, and hikes for AMC, Massachusetts Audubon Society, & other local non-profits, Michele can be found on rainy nights in spring, helping frogs & salamanders cross the road on the way to vernal pools

Status: 
Open
Trip country: 
USA

Audiences

20s & 30s
Run until filled: 
No

Registration

Registration required: 
Yes

Fees

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Special types

Happenings: 
No
X Happenings: 
No
Volunteer: 
No
Instruction: 
No
First timers: 
No
Conservation: 
Yes
New members: 
No
Advance notice: 
No
Special notice: 
No
Creation date: 
2020-04-30 21:02:38.0
Last updated: 
2020-05-01 09:46:57.063