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Posted on: May 17, 2017

[ARCHIVED] Native Edibles Walk


The Town of Ipswich’s Strawberry Hill property features lovely pastoral and coastal scenery. That said, the presence of invasive plant species over much of the property detracts from its ecological values. To address this, the Town is partnering with wild edibles expert and native plant propagator and planter Russ Cohen in a multi-phased effort to diversify Strawberry Hill with edible native species.

Join Russ and the Town of Ipswich Open Space Program to see and learn about the first phase of this effort, where a small area near the parking lot containing invasive plants was cleared by the Town last fall and replanted with over a dozen species of native edibles supplied by Russ. Keys to the identification of each species Russ planted will be provided, along with information on edible portion(s), season(s) of availability and preparation methods. If time permits, we will walk along the trail to the salt marsh and the property’s frontage along the Eagle Neck River, learning about proposed additional phases of the invasives control/edible native plantings along the way.

Event date: Wednesday, June 28th

Time:  2:30 PM-4:00 PM

Location: Strawberry Hill, 56 Jeffreys Neck Road

This event is FREE! All ages welcome!

RSVP here

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