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Wild Edible Plants Walk: October 5th, 2015

Wild Edible Plants Walk: October 5th, 2015

‘Wild Edible Plants’ walk scheduled for Oct. 5 at Borough Hall


If you’re looking for some different items for your dinnertime menu, Fanwood’s Environmental Commission may have just the thing for you.

The commission’s “Wild Edible Plants” walk will take place Monday Oct. 5, starting at 6 p.m., at the new rain garden in front of Borough Hall, 75 North Martine Ave.

This family friendly event will only be cancelled in the event of a downpour or thunderstorm. The event will take about an hour.

Our “civilization” has moved far beyond the days when a person could live “off the land” by picking berries and leafy greens. Today, the closest the average person gets to the land is growing a garden, going to a pick-your-own farm or a roadside stand. But, what most people don’t realize is that we are still surrounded by hundreds of wild edible plants in vacant fields, meadows, woodlands, and anywhere Mother Nature can grow her merry way. Learn to find those plants that are hiding in plain view.

Educator, naturalist, nutritionist, and wild plant expert Debbie Naha will lead us around Borough Hall and the local area in search of nature’s own garden. Naha is a registered dietitian/nutritionist and is a featured walk leader at the annual Union County Bio-Blitz, held each June. Naha will point out those plants that can be harvested for salads and snacks (and perhaps a few you shouldn’t touch) and just might share some of her secret “wild” recipes.

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