First Foraging Walk of the Season

What a gorgeous day. On Saturday, April 28, Aimee Gelinas led 20 people on a beautiful walk in Williamstown. The group started at the Clark Art Stone Hill Center and headed into the forest with a brief foray into the meadow, descending on the road past Buxton School. We learned about culinary and medicinal uses, history, botany. Colt’s Foot, Eastern Hemlock for tea, Trout Lily, Jewelweed, Black Birch for tea and toothbrushes, Violets, Beech, Dandelion (dent de lion) and a huge stand of Japanese Knotweed. A few Williams students practiced for their upcoming botany exam. A few more gathered up scads of non-native and invasive mustard greens to make pesto for dinner tonight. Can’t wait til next weekend!

For details on the wild edibles walks, the full schedule, foragers’ bios and ticketing info, select the Where the Wild Things Are pull-down menu on the black bar (far left) at the top of this page and visit the area you would like to explore.

Photos by Karin Stack

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