TAKE A WALK ON THE WILD SIDE AT HILDENE
On , Hildene, in collaboration with Transition Town Manchester, will host a Wild Edible Talk and Walk with author and naturalist Russ Cohen.Cohen is an environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast and the author of Wild Plants I Have Known … and Eaten, now in its fifth edition. He has spent 40 years leading walking tours and teaching courses about wild edibles and foraging. Led by Cohen, workshop participants will explore Hildene’s varied habitats and extensive grounds identifying edible plants, learning about the conditions that each plant needs to thrive as well as safe harvesting practices. He will also focus on how to use and prepare wild plants to make delectable “wild dishes.”The Wild Edibles workshop, emphasizing the value of caring for the natural world and sustainable living, is in keeping with the missions of both Hildene and Transition Town. Cohen’s book will be available for purchase and the author will be there for signing.Check in is at the Welcome Center where the program begins in the Beckwith Room.