Show & Tell: Edible Plants Wild and Tame

Tuesday, 7/26/2022

Show & Tell:
Edible Plants Wild and Tame

with Blanche Cybele Derby
Forager, Illustrator & Author

Tuesday, July 26th, 2022 • 6pm – 7pm



River Valley Co-op Easthampton Store
228 Northampton St, Easthampton, MA 01027


Join local forager and author Blanche Cybele Derby for this in-person Edible Plant Show ‘n Tell presentation outside on the deck at our Northampton store! You’ll meet wild and cultivated plants that can enhance your culinary repertoire, and you’ll hear Blanche’s personal stories about some of them. You may be surprised to discover that weeds—flora non grata (unwelcome plants)—can be just as tasty and perhaps more nutritious than cultivated ones, and certain plants that are thought to be purely ornamental have culinary uses well. Learn how to forage responsibly and ethically!



Known in the community as the "Wild Weed Woman," Blanche has been foraging and incorporating wild foods into her diet since her teens. In the 1970s, she met author Ben Charles Harris, an authority on foraging who became her mentor shortly thereafter. He encouraged her to lecture and lead walks all around New England, which she has done for many years since.

Blanche has written and illustrated three books on wild plants, developed numerous recipes, produced three hour-long films, and published over 75 videos on YouTube. In addition, she is a frequent contributor to the Greenfield Recorder and writes articles for its quarterly special section, Healthy Life. You can also check out her posts about plants on her Facebook page, Forage: Field & Forest.

Check out these links for more from Blanche! —

Location: Northampton Store • 330 N. King St, Northampton, MA 01060

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