Moraine Farm is sponsoring an Edible and Medicinal Weed Walk this coming Saturday. This walk was very popular last year and we expect it to be popular again this year, so please sign up asap. Limited to 20 people. I believe there will be an opportunity to take home some weeds! Fees for the walk support our Food Access work!
Edible and Medicinal Weed Walk
When: Saturday, July 19, 9:00-10:30 AM
Where: Moraine Farm, a property of The Trustees of Reservations, Beverly
Walk Leader: Dr. Nicole Andrade, Moraine Farm CSA shareholders, Traditional Medicine Woman
Fee: $10 per adult, $5 per child. As in past years, the fee supports Moraine Farm’s Food Access work.
Registration Form: Edible and Medicinal Weed Walk
We are surrounded by a wealth of yummy, nutritious and/or medicinal wild plants, otherwise known as weeds. They grow everywhere and are mostly ignored, no longer valued for their nutrients and medicine, or simply overlooked. Some of these marvelous plants are native to this country or this hemisphere; many came with European settlers and other immigrants and became garden escapees and then disappeared from popular consciousness.
On this walk, Nicole Andrade will introduce you to these wonderful plants that provide such bounty just for the picking. Nicole will focus on the plants that grow in New England, that are often literally in our backyards. These are usually the plants that have the most to offer us here in this part of the world, and they are the plants that we can most easily access and use. Some of the “weeds” that we will see and discuss include, dandelion, burdock, chickweed, queen Anne’s lace, milkweed, evening primrose, purslane, goldenrod and nutsedge.