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. We encourage you to bring field guides as well if you have them.
Saturday, September 26th
10:15 - 12:30
Pine Grove Furnace State Park
$20 (register for the bird language class scheduled for the same day and get $5 off)
Pre-registration required. 10 participants maximum due to COVID-19 restrictions.
Payment may be made online (paypal link below) or in person (cash only). You may pay for multiple participants below, just enter the correct amount for the the number of registrants ($20 per participant or $35 total if registering for both the this class and 9/26 Bird Language Class).
Please read our COVID-19 policy prior to attending.