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Resiliency Skills Online Gatherings: Foraging for Tasty Wild Edibles in Your Backyard and Neighborhood

Russ Cohen Harvesting Japanese Knotweed
April 24, 2020 - 5:30pm to 6:45pm
Anywhere, MA

Free! Donations accepted with gratitude

Join us for another of our free weekly Resiliency Skills Video Gatherings on Friday April 24th at 5:30pm. We will learn more about Foraging for Tasty Wild Edibles in Your Backyard and Neighborhood. 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. Join naturalist, wild foods enthusiast Russ Cohen, author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, for a one-hour webinar featuring two dozen of the tastiest edible weeds, invasive species and common native species the Commonwealth has to offer.  Russ will present information on: 

  • Identification tips 
  • Edible portion(s) and season(s) of availability 
  • Preparation methods 
  • Guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging    


Russ Cohen, naturalist and wild foods enthusiast, loves to connect to nature by nibbling on it, and teaching others how to do the same, which he has been doing so for over four decades.  In addition, since his retirement from the Mass. Dept. of Fish and Game five years ago, Russ is playing the role of Johnny Appleseed for edible native species. He has set up a nursery outside of Boston where he is raising plants from seed, most of which he has collected himself.  At the same time, Russ is establishing partnerships with land trusts, municipalities, state and federal agencies, schools and colleges, tribal groups, organic farms and others to plant edible native species from his nursery on appropriate places on their properties.   


Webinar ID: 210-856-179 

Call in by phone: 1 (213) 929-4212  Access Code: 677-515-249 

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If you have learned something useful at one of these webinars, and/or would like to see these much needed online gatherings continue, please consider making a donation to our GoFundMe campaign to help keep our organization going during this difficult time.  Your donation to the Resiliency Skills Series fundraiser will ensure our success and help us to bring these important skills to our community, near and far. 

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