513 Riversville Rd., Greenwich, CT Phone: 203-930-1349.
With special guest, Arthur Haines, Research Botanist from the New England Wild Flower Society A TWO-PART EVENT Indoor Lecture (10:30 am-12noon): Preserving Native Plant Knowledge This lecture is designed to expose the audience to a wide-range of useful plants that grow in New England landscape. Through use of images, stories of indigenous use, and contemporary scientific study, Haines will discuss favorite species while also proposing that the our waning use of wild plants (for food, medicine, fiber) is correlated with a decline in health of both our bodies and our local landscapes. $12 (Member) / $15 (Non-member) All ages, if parents feel youth are suitably interested. Field Walk (1:00-3:30 pm): ID & Use of Edible Native Plants
Discover southern New England's edible native plants. Arthur Haines, Research Botanist for New England Wild Flower Society, leads a fascinating walk through Greenwich Audubon's 285-acre sanctuary looking for plants that can be used to nourish, heal, and craft. We will discuss the value of native plants in our diets, their uses in herbal therapy, and how to prepare them for human consumption. This is a follow-up on the morning lecture, "Preserving Native Plant Knowledge."$20 (Member) / $25 (Non-member) Ideal for adults and/or interested youth. Space limited.