Sustainable Plymouth is working to help promote and implement community gardens, civic agriculture, native edible plants, plant identification and micro-orchards in Plymouth to support native plant species, benefit pollinators and other wildlife, educate the public as to what is edible around them and to provide a local source of free food.
The working group recently had a site visit where we took notes of the soil conditions and plants growing in the Manomet Recreation area (adjacent to Indian Brook Elementary School and Indian Brook Conservation Area). We flagged plants for identification; Patrick Farah and Rich Vacca went out and created a GPS map of the plants growing.
We are all in agreement that a certified Botanist should positively identify the plants prior to creating interpretive signage.
We have received pricing from a certified Botanist to review at our next working group meeting.
Melanie reached out to the Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribe. The HPW tribe has been working toward a similar plant identification (traditional knowledge) project.
MM shared the signage template that SEMPBA shared w/ SP. The Herring Pond Wampanoag Tribal Council was receptive to working with us. We will be meeting on October 9th to discuss collaboration.