Obscura Day 2016: Urban Foraging in Franklin Park - Atlas Obscura
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Boston, Massachusetts

Obscura Day 2016: Urban Foraging in Franklin Park

Taste the bounty of the great urban backyard on this unexpected and delicious outdoor excursion.

If you're regretting not planting that vegetable garden, you're in luck. Turns out that many of the fresh ingredients you've been craving for springtime cooking can be harvested in your average city park. You just have to know where to look (and what's safe to eat!). Franklin Park - the sprawling crown jewel of Boston's Emerald Necklace - is an excellent place to start looking. 

In this urban foraging excursion, you'll learn all about the wild plants, herbs, and mushrooms hiding in plain sight. The event will be part leisurely search, part informative walking tour, as professional urban harvester Tyler Akabane explains the secrets of the many edible goodies along the route. Tyler will teach participants how to identify seasonal, edible plants, paying special detail and attention to his area of expertise and particular fascination: mushrooms. 

Be sure to bring your own bag or basket for gathered edibles, as each amateur urban forager will go home with a small handpicked harvest. Participants should also come ready to walk, wearing appropriate footwear for Franklin Park's light off-road trails. Happy hunting!

Saturday, April 16: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Ticket Cost: $25

Green Street T Stop
SW Corridor Park
Boston, MA 02132

We will meet at the Green Street T stop and then take a 10-minute walk to Franklin Park. 

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