Flanders Rd., Woodbury, CT 06798. Phone: 203-263-3711 Ext. 10.
Marvelous Edible Plants and Mushrooms at Flanders--Saturday, June 11, 2016 at 1 PM. The summer months are a bounty of ripe berries, nectar-laden edible flowers, amazing edible plants along the seashore, and mushrooms carpeting the forest floor. Flanders will be holding a program on these plants and mushrooms led by The 3 Foragers, a family from southeastern Connecticut who have been foraging wild foods and fungi, and blogging about their adventures, for over ten years. They are authors of "Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Wild Plants", and were featured in the March/April 2016 issue of Yankee Magazine. They will share their knowledge on the edible plants and fungi of summer with original photos and recipe ideas. Participants will learn how to sustainably harvest, and prepare the wild foods of summer. This will be followed by a short walk around the nature center where the group will hunt, identify, and determine the edibility of some of the plants and mushrooms found there.Children are welcome. Location: the Sugar House located 1/4 mile up Church Hill Road. Cost:
$10 members/ $15 nonmembers.