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Learn to Cook with Wild, Edible Plants at Trailside, May 16

MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ – The Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders is pleased to announce a program, “Cooking with Wild Edibles” for adults at Trailside Nature and Science Center on Thursday, May 16, from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. The fee for this program is $15 for Union County residents and $20 for out-of-county participants.

“This is a delicious way to learn about the wealth of food we commonly call weeds that can be found readily in our own backyard,” said Freeholder Chairman Linda Carter. “You’ll never look at a weed the same way again.”

Participants in this Wild Edibles class will enjoy learning to identify some common plants of the Watchung Reservation. Trailside senior park naturalist Joe Filo will teach how to collect, prepare and cook these familiar, backyard plants. Attendees will sample delicious foods including “Cossack asparagus,” wild salad and mint tea.

For additional information about this lecture or other adult programs or upcoming events at Trailside, call 908-789-3670 or visit  Trailside Nature and Science Center is located at 452 New Providence Road in Mountainside and is a service of the Union County Board of Chosen Freeholders.