During the Conservancy’s 2016 Annual Meeting at Abbot Library, naturalist and forager, Russ Cohen, delivered a presentation called “The Naturalist’s Kitchen Garden: Adding Native Edible Plants to Your Landscape”. This video, generously provided by Marblehead TV, includes both the presentation and the question and answer session that followed it. It is available on the Marblehead Conservancy’s newly launched YouTube channel and can be found here: www.youtube.com/channel/UC3kUBNR14mmyP_6oLY-CSKA Video courtesy of MHTV, Marblehead, MA, www.marbleheadtv.org
Learn how edible native plants can enhance your diet while providing an important food source for local birds and wildlife. Russ provides guidelines for identifying, harvesting, and preparing native edibles for Essex County in this fascinating video.
Russ Cohen was formerly the Rivers Advocate for the Massachusetts Department of Fish and Game’s Division of Ecological Restoration, and now works with local and state agencies to promote the planting of native edibles in suitable locations. He recently lead Marblehead Conservancy volunteers in the planting of Beach Plums on Crowninshield Island.