Kristin DeSouza, Senior Horticulturist and Plant Record Coordinator at Garden in the Woods, and past speaker with The Garden Club of the Back Bay, will present the June 28 installment of Thursdays at the Hort at Elm Bank in Wellesley beginning at 7 pm. Most of our daily foods are non- native introductions produced in mass quantity using fertilizers and pesticides. So what are our native edibles and how can we utilize them in the garden? Have you ever eaten a Pawpaw fruitâ€¦or sautÃ©ed Oyster Mushrooms freshly picked from your garden for your eveningâ€™s dinner? Senior Horticulturalist Kristin DeSouza will illustrate the design and installation process of the new edible plant garden at Garden in the Woods. Using all native plants Kristin will weave together design approaches, horticultural techniques, and culinary uses. â€œThere are over 20,000 species of edible plants in the world yet fewer than 20 species now provide over 90% of our Food.â€ The classes are priced at $12 for Mass Hort members and $15 for non-members – no need to pre-register.Â You may pay at the class.Â For more information visit www.masshort.org.Â Below is a native persimmon.