On Wednesday, April 6 at 7pm, join expert forager and author of Wild Plants I Have Known… and Eaten Russ Cohen. His webinar will feature at least two dozen species of native edible wild plants suitable for adding to your own landscape, or nibbling on as you encounter them in other locations. He will provide keys to identifying each species, edible portions, seasons of availability and preparation methods as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

Since his retirement as the Rivers Advocate for the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration, Russ has more time to pursue his avocation, which is connecting to nature via his taste buds — and assisting others in doing the same. He has set up a small nursery in Weston where he grows over 1,000 plants that he propagates from seed.  This is part of Newton Conservators Spring 2022 Webinar Series.