Explore the Bidwell grounds with Wild Edibles expert, Russ Cohen
The Southern Berkshires region is home to over 80 species of edible wild plants, many of which are 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 through the fields, gardens and forests surrounding the Bidwell House Museum to learn about at least 18 species of edible wild plants. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe, ethical and environmentally responsible foraging.
Please note that some of this walk may traverse uneven terrain so wear shoes appropriate for hiking. Bring water and dress for the weather. If heavy rain is forecast, the walk may have to be postponed. The Museum will notify attendees as early as possible for any changes to the date or time.
This walk is limited to 25 people and pre-registration is required.