backyard plants, fruits, and fungi for food or medicine

Autumn foraging workshop at Merryspring

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CAMDEN — Naturalist and foraging expert Tom Seymour will lead an autumn foraging workshop, Saturday, Oct. 3, at 10 a.m., at Merryspring Nature Center.

With a keen eye and a little luck, it can be easy to find plenty of backyard plants that can be harvested for food or medicine, according to Merryspring, in a news release.

In this interactive walk, Tom Seymour will guide guests around Merryspring to look for fall plants, fruits, and fungi that can make for a tasty meal or a useful medicine. Attendees are encouraged to bring a camera, notebook, and plenty of questions to this workshop.

Seymour is a writer and naturalist based in Waldo. He is the author of multiple books including Forager's Notebook, Foraging New England, and Wild Plants of Maine – A Useful Guide, now in its third edition, and many Falcon Guides on subjects diverse as hiking, birding, and fishing in Maine.

This program is outdoors. Guests must wear weather-appropriate clothing, sturdy shoes, and be prepared to walk at least one hour. All guests are asked to wear face-masks during this event.

This program is part of the Weekend Workshop series at Merryspring. The cost is $15, with a discounted rate of $10 for Merryspring members.

Space is limited, and guests must preregister for this workshop by contacting Merryspring at 207-236-2239 or


Merryspring is your community nature center offering walking trails, cultivated gardens, wildlife, and ecology and horticulture educational programs all year round. The park is located at the end of Conway Road, just off of Route 1 in Camden behind Hannaford Shopping Plaza. For more information on this program, please contact or call 207-236-2239.


Event Date: 

Sat, 10/03/2020 - 10:00am

Event Location: 

Merryspring Nature Center


Merryspring Nature Center
Camden  Maine
United States