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Walkers Learn About and Taste Edible Plants

by Karen Fung

This past week you may have seen a group of folks seemingly walking in circles.  The Conservation Associates hosted an Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants Walk (more like a 300 foot stroll) with Marc Connelly as lecturer. 

                                     (Sorrel - it was a little tart)

Even though the walk was less than up and down the driveway a few times, there was incredible diversity in the small patch of trees, bushes, and plants.  Attendees were able to see, touch, and taste many common herbs found in this area.  Plants included sorrel, yarrow, and golden rod and relieved anything from sleeplessness to rashes.

                                   (Wild flowers.  I think this is yarrow)

Comments (2)

Oops! I forgot to thank Karen for posting the photos in my earlier comment.

Donna | 2012-06-18 08:35:42

I believe the bottom photo is fleabane. It was a very informative outing. Marc is extremely well versed in the medicinal properties of local plants. Many of them grow in your yard and you might consider them weeds.

Donna | 2012-06-18 08:34:43