The Kennebec Land Trust has planned the following events:

* An excursion to the Mount Pisgah Conservation Area fire tower and a visit to the blueberry fields on the proposed new KLT property will be held 1-3 p.m. Sunday. The gated road to the fire tower will be open to automobiles for those unable to hike the trails. Please pre-register with KLT if you would like to ride with one of our drivers.

* Small-Burnham Foraging Walk and Edible Plant Identification: Appreciating Wild Food — Land Conservation and Human Health followed by local foods potluck. The talk will begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 6, at the Small-Burnham Conservation Area in Litchfield.

Arthur Haines, research botanist, New England Wildflower Society, will discuss edible plant identification, followed by a local foods potluck in celebration of the fall harvest.

Appreciating the need humans have for wild food provides a argument for land conservation. Haines will discuss the value of wild plants for human health as well as foraging and harvesting techniques that take into account plant conservation. After a 30-minute indoor presentation, Haines will lead a foraging walk around the 250-acre conservation area. The group will then return for the local foods potluck.

* Kennebec Land Trust Outing Club announces the Hike, Soup and Strings: Music Jam. The hike will begin at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 4, at Torsey Pond nature Preserve in Mount Vernon. Open mic and dinner is set for 5-7:30 p.m. at Olde Post Office Café

Organizers seek local musicians to perform at the open mic . For more information, contact Gina Lamarche at [email protected] or 377-2848.

Pre-registration is required by Friday, Oct. 26. Cost is $12 for adults, $6 for children (or complimentary peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for children younger than 12).

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