Thu, Aug 24|
Fogg Island Preserve
Foraging Walk with Dr. Rachel Criswell
Did you know that our lake landscapes are full of plants that are not only beautiful, but delicious?
Time & Location
Aug 24, 2023, 9:00 AM
Fogg Island Preserve, 174 Spring Hill Rd, Mt Vernon, ME 04352, USA
About The Event
We’re excited to host Dr. Rachel Criswell for a foraging walk at Fogg Island Preserve! Whether you’re a beginner or have been finding chanterelles for years, come notice the environment with us and learn more about fabulous fungi.
Rachel is a resident of Mount Vernon, where she raises her family, seven goats, a dog, three cats, and many chickens and turkeys on 45 acres of meadow and woodland. A lifelong fan of nature, she began foraging in earnest five years ago after falling in love with mushrooms on a foraging walk with her medical residency. Since then, she has gotten to know Maine plants and mushrooms, with a focus on edible and medicinal varieties, and has foraged in the Maine woods, coastland and meadows, Colorado, New Mexico, and New Brunswick. She works to incorporate herbal medicine into her family medicine practice, and she is a graduate of the University of Arizona’s Fellowship in Integrative Medicine. She enjoys introducing others -especially kids!- to the plants around them and has led numerous local foraging walks. She works to cultivate medicinal herbs and mushrooms on her family’s farm, Baraban Farms, and she has sold her teas, salves, and tinctures at local shops and farmer’s markets. Her favorite mushroom is a black trumpet, although her “white whale” is a morel, which she has yet to find.
Please register using this Google form! We will use it to communicate in the event of inclement weather.