Thank you for visiting our website. Since our incorporation in 2000 we have been instrumental in the protection of over 3,000 acres in the towns of Ashburnham, Ashby and Winchendon. We employ various mechanisms toward our goal of Open Space Preservation and as you will see on this page we have many partners.

ACT Wild Food Foraging Walk

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The Town of Ashburnham is home to more than 70 species of edible wild plants, many of which are more nutritious and/or flavorful than their cultivated counterparts. Join Russ Cohen, foraging expert and author of Wild Plants I Have Known...and Eaten, on an afternoon ramble along a section of the trails behind the Oakmont Regional High School to learn about many species of edible wild plants. Pending favorable weather conditions, several edible mushroom species may be encountered as well. Keys to the identification of each species will be provided, along with information on edible portions, seasons of availability, and preparation methods, as well as guidelines for safe and environmentally responsible foraging.

We will be meeting Saturday, October 4th at 1:00 PM at the Oakmont Regional High School front parking lot, 9 Oakmont Drive, Ashburnham. This foraging tour should last 2-3 hours. We hope to see you there!

For more information please contact the Ashburnham Conservation Trust at (978) 827-6427 or email Gary Howland at

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