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Medicinal and Edible Plants: Great Meadow Walk   

Boston woods abound with useful plants, some of which are particular to this region. We'll tour the local paths of Arlington's Great Meadows and discuss what we find. Early Spring is the time for tender shoots and hearty roots. Learn what's delicious about a daisy while at the same time discussing the toothsome fare of yesteryear like sassafras tea and poke salat. Besides getting to know our delicious and healthful plant species, we will discuss the ethics of foraging on common land—land used not only by other people, but many other species who depend on the plants you might consider picking. You will hear about the identification of both edible and common toxic species, as well as proper and safe methods of collection, processing, and cooking. Fungus included (hopefully)! In an effort to keep our walking tours affordable, and to gain some financial support for our program, we are offering "pay what you will" options. Please choose the payment amount that is best for you. Thank you for your generosity!

 

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2024-25 Closure Dates

September 2, 2024 (Labor Day)
September 26, 2024 (Back to School Night) - No class on the BHS campus
October 3, 2024 (Rosh Hashanah)
October 12, 2024 (Yom Kippur)
October 14, 2024 (Indigenous Peoples' Day)
November 5, 2024 (Professional Development Day)
November 11, 2024 (Veterans Day)
November 28-29, 2024 (Thanksgiving Break)
December 23, 2024 - January 1, 2025 (Winter Break)
January 20, 2025 (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)
January 29, 2025 (Lunar New Year)
February 17-21, 2025 (February Vacation)
April 18, 2025 (Good Friday)
April 21-25, 2025 (April Vacation)
May 26, 2025 (Memorial Day)
June 19, 2025 (Juneteenth)

Contact Us

Administrative Office: Baldwin School, 484 Heath Street, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Brookline High School (Evenings and Saturday): 115 Greenough Street, Brookline, MA 02445
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 150, Brookline, MA 02446
Email: bacep@psbma.org
Telephone: 617-730-2700
Fax: 617-730-2674

Hours & Locations

Baldwin School, 484 Heath Street,
Chestnut Hill, MA 02467

– Monday-Friday: 8:30am – 4:30 pm
Brookline High
– Monday-Thursday: 4:30pm – 9:30pm and
Saturday: 8:30am – 2:00pm
Please note: hours may change during the summer and holiday/vacation weeks.

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