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Wild Medicinal Herb Ramble

Sunday, September 24, 2017 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Join local Holistic Health Educator and Culinary Herbalist, Amy Nielsen, for an introduction to wild herbs and edible plants. We will begin with a discussion on how local plants have been used to support the health and wellbeing of people for generations. After, we will ramble to a special spot brimming with the diversity of this amazing habitat, where we will learn to identify herbs and edibles in the field. There is nothing like a bit of five senses learning to seal the knowledge in your memory. We will touch on what constitutes an herb and how they are similar and different to food plants. As Minnewaska is ripe with natural edible plants, we will talk about which wild foods are abundant in our forests. We will also discuss ethical and sustainable foraging and collecting practices, which are prohibited in New York State Parks, and we'll share some recipes for the bounty we will see too. Meet at the Minnewaska Nature Center.

Registration: Required

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