The North Quabbin Region is home to over 75 species of edible wild plants. Many of these species are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. These include native species like Black Raspberry and Hazelnut; non-native weeds like Amaranth and Purslane; and exotic invasive species like Dame’s Rocket and Autumn Olive. The North Quabbin region is also home to dozens of species of edible wild mushrooms. Join Russ Cohen, wild edibles enthusiast and author of the book Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten, for a 60-minute slide show focusing on species that are ripe for harvesting during the summer months. Keys to the identification of reach species will be provided, along with info on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally-responsible foraging. Russ will also include a few details regarding some native edible plants he has grown successfully from seed.