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Natural Awakenings South Central Pennsylvania

Winter Foraging Walk

Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. By engaging in this practice, we can provide ourselves with food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect with local landscapes on a deeper level

Wintertime presents both challenges and opportunities for the forager and wildcrafter. Typical identification characteristics like leaves and flowers are absent for many plants, so we must exercise often-overlooked skills for plant observation, like identifying bark, stems, and leaf scars. Our vantage is expanded by the defoliated landscape, but our options are fewer. Still, there is plenty to see, dig, tend, and enjoy throughout the quiet winter months--we just need to bundle up and look a bit more carefully.

Whether you are interested in garnering a better understanding of local plant ecology, gaining knowledge about wild edibles or discovering alternative uses for plants through wildcrafting and medicine, join us for our December Forging Walk. Along the way, we will spend time telling stories beyond human use to pay tribute to local ecology and uncover the challenges it faces. We will also emphasize ethical foraging and ways of giving back to the land from which we’re taking–reinforcing how thinking like an ecosystem should guide our practice of gathering wild foods.

Beginners and experienced foragers are welcome.

Pre-registration is required to attend. Click here to register.

Date & Time

December 3, 2023

10:00AM - 12:00PM


Horn Farm Center - 4945 Horn Road, York, PA, 17406 4945 Horn Road York 17406 PA US

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$25 per person

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