Saturday, July 13, 2024

Foraging With Goats at Powisset Farm

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About Foraging With Goats at Powisset Farm

Have you heard that goats eat everything?

Find out the truth behind this common myth and learn about New England’s wild edible food alongside our friendly goat companions. We’ll combine our popular goat hikes with an educational exploration of Powisset Farm, using our senses to identify and learn about what is edible – just like our goats do! We will review 5 plant and fungi species, how to identify them, and how to stay safe while foraging.

About your program leader:

Trustees guide Amanda is a local mycologist and naturalist with experience foraging New England’s edible and medicinal fungi and working with New England plants and trees to share their many ecological and human benefits. She is a combined Global Environmental Studies master’s student at Clark University, with a focus on food systems, climate change mitigation and adaptation, and utilizing fungi as a tool for addressing food insecurity in urban communities.

Bring closed-toed shoes appropriate for trail hiking, mud and puddles may be present.

Please note, although we love our four-legged friends, dogs are not allowed at Powisset Farm.

Questions? Want to become a Trustees member and enjoy free and/or discounted programs? Contact powissetfarm@thetrustees.org

Cancellation Policy: In the event The Trustees cancels a program due to severe weather, low enrollment, or other circumstances, we will notify registrants by email and issue a full refund or transfer to another scheduled program within two weeks of the cancellation. To cancel a reservation, please contact Powisset Farm 7 days prior to the start of the program to receive a full refund. Refunds and transfers will not be granted for cancellation placed fewer than 7 days before the start of the program.

Our foraging programs are led by knowledgeable guides and focus on the ecology of wild edibles and their vital role in the ecosystem and our food system. Consuming wild edibles on your own should be done at your own risk and discretion. It is your responsibility to ensure that you have accurately identified any plant before consuming it. If there are any doubts about the identification it is best not to eat it.

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