October 19, 2019
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Piscataquis soil and water group to offer ‘Wild Edible Foraging’ workshop

Community Author: Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation District
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Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation | Contributed
Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation | Contributed

DOVER-FOXCROFT — Piscataquis County Soil and Water Conservation will present a “Wild Edible Foraging” workshop at 10 a.m. Saturday, June 1, with Maine naturalist and author Tom Seymour, who has presented wild plant seminars across the state. Seymour will lead a group on a field trip to the Law Farm, one of PCSWCD’s public lands, on Lee Cemetery Road, and finish at Brown Mill’s Park, both located in Dover-Foxcroft. Tom will identify and explain the uses and properties of wild plants in the Maine woods. He will also explain how to use wild plants as substitutes for more familiar vegetables and how these plants add their own unique flavors, textures and aromas to easy-to-prepare meals.

Tom Seymour has written several books on hiking, fishing, birding and foraging wild plants in New England, along with magazine and journal articles featuring his knowledge and passion for the outdoors.

Registration is required for this event and tickets are priced at $20. Attendees should bring a bagged lunch (or pick your own) and all participants will have the option to explore a second location, Browns Mill’s Park, to discover plants along the shores of the Piscataquis River. You can find information about Tom Seymour at www.tomseymourmaine.com.

If you are curious to learn more about Wild Edible Foraging and would like to come to this workshop, please contact the Piscataquis County Soil & Water Conservation District at 207-564-2321 ext. 3, email info@piscataquisswcd.org or visit our website www.piscataquisswcd.org to register.