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Wild Edibles walk at the Bidwell House

September 15 @ 3:00 pm

The Bidwell House Museum in Monterey explores Berkshire histiry from the 17th century.
Photo by Kate Abbott

Russ Cohen will lead a walking tour and Wild Edibles Walk at the Bidwell House Museum, looking at some of the more than 100 species of edible wild plants growing here which the Mohican people know well and use today. Many can be more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts.

Join wild edibles enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known … and Eaten, on a two-hour ramble on the grounds of the Bidwell House Museum in Monterey. Along with encountering more than a dozen wild edible plants, if the weather is favorable he will talk about several edible mushroom species as well.

He will also give keys to the identification of each plant species, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods and guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

This tour is part of OLLI’s University Days and Housatonic Heritage fall walks. Walking tours are free and open to the public, but you will need to save your space ahead. (There is no rain date, but Russ will lead the walk in a light rain, and if the forecast is for more severe weather, you will be notified of cancellation at least 24 hours ahead.)

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Date:
September 15
Time:
3:00 pm
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Event Location

Bidwell House Museum
100 Art School Road
Monterey, MA
(413) 528-6888

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