FORAGING WALKS

Where the Wild Things AreForaging in the Berkshires Russ Cohen, professional environmentalist and wild foods enthusiast, led a group of Berkshire locals through the woods in Stockbridge in May to see what edible plants could be found. Burdock, Stinging Nettles and Creeping Thyme were a few of the plants found on the walk organized by Berkshire Farm & Table. 

 RUSS COHEN

RUSS COHEN

Throughout the month of May, eight wild food walks led by experienced and passionate instructors focused on responsible harvesting techniques, recipes and the history of foraging in the Berkshires. The month-long celebration of wild spring edibles was presented in partnership with Berkshire Grown’s Farmed + Foraged culinary event May 20 – 22. The Williams College Sustainable Food and Agriculture Program sponsored this first-time event as its educational value and access to students is in line with its mission.

 WILD RAMPS

WILD RAMPS

Russ Cohen is with the MA Department of Fish and Game and has led dozens of classes/walks for organizations including the Massachusetts Audubon Society, The Trustees of Reservations and the Appalachian Mountain Club. He is the author of a foraging book titled Wild Plants I Have Known…and Eaten.  For more info about Russ, visit: (http://users.rcn.com/eatwild/bio.htm).

 CREEPING THYME

CREEPING THYME

 DANDELION

DANDELION

 JAPANESE KNOTWEED

JAPANESE KNOTWEED