The fields and trails at Silverwood Park are a great place to see several ecosystems and many plants that can be applied for food and medicine. During these walks, 30-year veteran herbalist/forager Linda Conroy will be your lead guide. Learn to identify plants of the season as well as best harvesting practices and ways to prepare them for food and medicine. Talk about plants, trees, and mushrooms (if they are found). If you have a hand lens, bring it along (some hand lenses will be available to borrow). Two of this year’s walks feature guest instructor and 60-year veteran ethnobotanist Patricia Armstrong of Sun Prairie Consultants. Registration is required.
April 30, 2023 - (Pat Armstrong will be the guest instructor for this walk) combined Linda and Pat has 90 years of experience foraging for wild plants.
June 18, 2023 - Linda will lead this early summer solstice walk and will focus on both wild food and wild medicine.
July 23, 2023 - Linda will lead this midsummer walk that focuses on the beginning of the harvest season and how to put up plants for later use.
August 27, 2023 - Linda will lead this beginning of autumn walk. Begin looking at seeds, berries, nuts, and roots, to transition into the main harvest season.
October 8, 2023 - Pat Armstrong will be the guest instructor for this walk) combined Linda and Pat have 90 years of experience foraging for wild plants.
Cost: $45 per session (early registration); $55 per session (regular registration);$175 for the entire walk series (Free Parking)
Location: Silverwood Park - 771 Silver Ln - Edgerton, WI 53534
Categorized as: Educational, Nature, Tours
Date(s): 7/23/23 1:00 PM-4:00 PM