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Natural Awakenings Fairfield Cty/Housatonic Valley, CT

Edible Plants Workshop Offered at Audubon Greenwich

Apr 03, 2015 01:07AM

On April 26 from 10:30am to 3:30pm, Audubon Greenwich will offer the Edible Native & Invasive Plants of New England workshop with special guest, Arthur Haines, a research botanist from the New England Wild Flower Society.

The two-part event will include an indoor Preserving Native Plant Knowledge lecture from 10:30am to noon. This lecture is designed to expose the audience to a wide range of useful plants that grow in New England landscape. Through images, stories of indigenous use and contemporary scientific study, Haines will discuss favorite species while also proposing that waning use of wild plants­—for food, medicine and fiber— is correlated with the declining health of both our bodies and local landscapes.

An ID & Use of Edible Native Plants field walk will take place from 1 to 3:30pm to discover southern New England’s edible native plants. Haines will lead a walk through Audubon Greenwich’s 285-acre sanctuary looking for plants that can be used to nourish, heal and craft. Discussions will cover the value of native plants in diets, their uses in herbal therapy, and how to prepare them for human consumption.

The lecture cost is $12 for Audubon Greenwich members and $15 for non-members. The follow-up walk is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Space is limited. All ages are welcome, including children if parents feel they are suitably interested.

For more information on the event, visit Greenwich. To make the required reservation for each session, email Jeff Cordulack at [email protected] or call 203-930-1349. Audubon Greenwich is located at 613 Riversville Rd, Greenwich. See ad, page 25.