Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk with The Botanical Hiker
July 15, 2023
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
*Please note, this event was originally scheduled for April 15 but has been rescheduled for July 15 due to weather.*
Join certified herbalist Heather Houskeeper, aka the Botanical Hiker, in exploring the array of edible and medicinal plants at the Van Scott Nature Reserve. Heather will provide methods for correct identification, harvest, and preparation. Many of these plants are easy to recognize and may be found in your own backyard or on other favorite trails. Learn how to transform our regional plants into delicious snacks and valuable home remedies. Our walk will be easy to moderate in nature with many stops along the way to meet the plants!
Space is limited and advance registration is required. Event fee is $5 for Conservancy members and $10 for non-members.
Heather Houskeeper, aka The Botanical Hiker, is an herbalist, long-distance hiker, and author. Beginning with a thru-hike on the Appalachian Trail, Heather has since thru-hiked thousands of miles on lesser traveled long-distance trails. Heather is the author of three trail-inspired books about wild edible and medicinal plants and the Wild Food columnist for Dirt Magazine. For over a decade, Heather has guided others into the natural world through seminars, workshops, and plant walks, striving to deepen their relationship with the natural world and its botanical inhabitants. She has recently launched the School of Plant and Place Connection, an in-person program offering herbal education in Milford, Pa.
Learn more about Heather at: www.TheBotanicalHiker.com and www.SchoolofPlantandPlaceConnection.com