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Foraging for Edible Weeds

Some of the easiest wild edible plants to find are the ones we pull out of our gardens all the time: weeds! Lamsquarters, chickweed, purslane, wood sorrel, and more– all edible and all extremely common, both in our backyards and in urban wilds across the city. And the Arboretum’s Bussey Brook Meadow is the perfect habitat for these weedy plants, so join Sarah Nechamen, Manager of Adult Education and Events, for a walk through the meadow to learn how to find, identify, and prepare these edible weeds.

Accessibility: This program will take place along a gravel path.

Audience: This program is geared towards adults.

Inclement weather policy: Participants will be notified via email at least 24 hours in advance if a program needs to be cancelled due to inclement weather, and will be notified by phone if a program must be cancelled with less than 24 hours’ notice. Click here to view our full inclement weather policy. If you have questions about the status of a program, please email publicprograms@arnarb.harvard.edu or call the Visitor Center desk between 10:00am and 4:00pm at (617) 384-5209.

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Date

May 29 2024

Time

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

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Washington Street Gate
7VXM+VXC Boston, Massachusetts
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Directions

Learn about accessibility at the Arboretum.

Washington Street Gate

By subway

Take the MBTA Orange Line to its southern end—Forest Hills. Exit through the door marked “Arnold Arboretum,” cross Washington Street, and take a left and walk up Washington Street. Enter the Washington Street Gate.

By bus

Take any of several buses from any direction to the Forest Hills Station. Take a left and walk up Washington Street. Enter the Washington Street Gate.

By car

There is limited parking by South Street Gate. There is also parking along Arborway by Forest Hills Gate, which is a six minute walk down Arborway and along Washington Street.