3 Foragers walk a big success in Branford

June 26, 2024

Branford SGT 3 Foragers Walk       Saturday, June 22, 2024

On a hot Saturday morning, about 16 intrepid would-be foragers walked with Karen Monger, expert forager, at Young’s Pond Park in Branford. The number of edible and medicinal plants that Karen found within a walk no longer than half a mile was amazizng! Karen started with comments about sustainable and legal foraging.  She was full of information about what parts of plants were good for human consumption and how to identify them. Walkers took careful notes and photos, sometimes gathering leaves to take home.  Whether she was talking about grinding seeds for adding other flour, steeping leaves like sassafras for a tea, or drying leaves in the oven for chips, she was always interesting and informative.  The group was glad that they had come despite the uncomfortable weather