August 13, 2022

“The Three Foragers” Share Their Plant Foraging Tips at River Museum, June 7

3 Foragers BookOn Tuesday, June 7, the Connecticut River Museum will offer the third in a series of talks related to the museum’s current exhibit on invasive species Invaders: They Come by Air, Land and Water.

This event will focus on edible invasive plants, and will be presented by the family known as ‘the Three Foragers’- Robert Gergulics, Karen Monger and Gillian Gergulics.  The family has been blogging about their wild food adventures in Connecticut for nearly ten years, sharing their photos and recipes online.

Their new book, Adventures in Edible Plant Foraging: Finding, Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Native and Invasive Plants, will be available at the program. They were recently profiled in the March/April 2016 issue of Yankee magazine for their family-friendly foraging and educational philosophy.  Help raise awareness and learn how to help combat the spread of invasive species one bite at a time!  Registration strongly recommended, please call 860-767-8269 to reserve a seat.  This event is free for museum members, and $5 for nonmembers. The program begins at 5:30 p.m.

Invaders: They Come by Air, Land, and Water will be on display through October 10 at the Connecticut River Museum.  An interactive exhibit featuring artwork by Michael DiGiorgio and a videography by WFSB, Invaders aims to educate and entertain while showing the impact that invasive species have had and are still having on our region.

The Connecticut River Museum is open 10 a.m. – 5 p.m. daily through Columbus Day and is closed Mondays during the winter.  Three floors of exhibits offer visitors an insight into the history and ecology of New England’s Great River through artifacts and interactive displays, while schooner cruises and kayak rentals allow visitors a chance to get out on the river themselves.