I am happy to announce that I will be leading the “Spring Foraging Hike Around The Lake” event on Sunday, May 22nd at Moraine State Park in Butler County, Pennsylvania.
As the spring season continues, more and more edible plants continue to make appearances. True — many spring ephemerals have come and gone, though the next round of annual and perennial greens are sure to be found. This transitional time is the perfect opportunity to learn the skills involved in foraging for wild food. Shoots, greens, buds, and flowers are among the various plant structures that are available for harvesting. Learn how to properly identify and harvest various wild species in Pennsylvania so that you can achieve greater levels of health, self-reliance, and nature connection.
This event will feature a 2.5 hour hike (approximately 2 miles) around the beautiful Lake Arthur in Moraine State Park. We will explore and discuss several mid-late spring edible and medicinal wild plants in their habitats. Though mushrooms will not be the focus of the event, we will briefly introduce the subject.
By attending the Spring Foraging Hike Around The Lake event on Sunday May 22nd, you will learn:
- The importance of foraging for wild edible plants and mushrooms
- Sustainable harvesting practices
- Wild plant identification
- Wildflower identification
- Tree identification
- Edible and medicinal uses of trees
- Wild plant nutrition
- Culinary applications
- Medicinal benefits
…and much more!
What do you think? Are you interested in hiking around a beautiful lake with a great group of foragers? Here are the details:
Where: Moraine State Park in Butler County, Western Pennsylvania (40 miles north of Pittsburgh)
When: Sunday, May 22nd 2016
Times: 10am — 12:30pm, or 1:30pm — 4:00pm (please specify which time slot you prefer)
Investment: $25 per individual
Note: There are 2 time slots listed above to keep the group sizes smaller. Please let me know which time slot you prefer.
This event entails moderate hiking, and is geared towards adults. It will take place rain or shine. Space for this event is limited in order to maximize the learning environment, and registration with payment in advance is required. The exact meeting location will be provided upon registration.
To register, please contact me (Adam) at:
(…and don’t forget to mention which time slot works for you!)
I hope to see you there!