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Edible Native and Invasive Plants with Russ Cohen

April 29, 2018 @ 1:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Japanese Knotweed stalks

Have you ever looked at a wild plant and wondered, “Could I eat that?” Join us on Sunday, April 29 at 1:30 pm to learn how to identify, responsibly harvest, and prepare edible invasive plants in this program hosted by Hilltown Land Trust and Kestrel Land Trust, and co-sponsored by Hilltown Land Trust logoGrown in Westhampton.

Plant expert Russ Cohen will be instructing this plant ID class focusing on invasive plants, but also discussing more desirable native species as well. Russ has over 40 years of teaching experience in foraging for edible wild plants and he is the author of the book, “Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten.”

During this 2.5 hour outing, you’ll also learn how to conduct an invasive Japanese Knotweed harvest, and hear about how you might cook up the results of your labor! The hike will be about 1 mile round-trip at a beautiful property in Book Cover Wild Plants Russ CohenEasthampton with fields and flood plain forests along a picturesque stream.

This event will take place on private property, so the landowner asks that you please follow these rules:

  • Adults only (ages 18 and older)
  • No pets
  • No smoking

Questions? Email Alana Carveth at


Space is limited to 22 participants, and registration is required for this event.

Rain date: Monday, April 30 1:30 pm

Suggested Donation: $5



April 29, 2018
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
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