Wild Medicinal Plant Walks
Plant walks are a fun, immersive way to increase your knowledge the of local flora. Some of the topics discussed on plants walks may include basic botany and taxonomy, identification and how to use a botanical field guide, ethical harvesting techniques, ecological impacts, and applications for medicine, food, and crafting.
Unlike many other plants walks, this is not a spectator event. Participants will be led through a variety of exercises to get know the plants first-hand, including plant observation techniques, field sketching, organoleptics, group discussions about impressions of the plant, etc.
It is uniquely satisfying to be able to tap into our ancestral knowledge and confidently identify the plants that surround us. You’ll learn to find value in the landscape beyond the array of materials it provides, as well as how to utilize those materials in ethical, regenerative ways and giving back to promote abundant and healthy ecosystems.
Please wear clothing suitable for the outdoors. We will be venturing off trail and may be walking on muddy or uneven terrain, and the walk is held rain or shine so come prepared. Please bring water and a notebook. You are welcome to bring field guides along if you have them.
Sunday, May 23nd 1:00-3:00pm
PA State Game Lands 243
2398 Gameland Rd, Dillsburg, PA
Sunday, June 19 1:00-3:00pm
2701 S Market St, Mechanicsburg
Saturday, July 3 1:00-3:00pm
Vincent DiFilippo Nature Preserve
110 Sample Bridge Rd, Mechanicsburg
Pre-registration required. 12 participants maximum. Ages 8+ if accompanied by an adult unless otherwise noted.
Please read our COVID-19 policy prior to attending.
A suggested donation of $25 reflects current market value but we invite you to return this gift in a way that reflects your gratitude; an amount within your means that leaves with you a feeling of balance and appropriate reciprocity. 100% of payments received that exceed the suggested rate go to our People’s Folk Medicine Project fund and counts as a tax-deductible donation (receipts available upon request). Payments may be made in person or online. Payment is not required to register.