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Family Wild Edible Walk

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Saturday, May 25, 2024
2:00pm to 4:00pm Add to Calendar

Hitchcock Nature Center
27792 Ski Hill Loop
Honey Creek, Iowa 51542

Ages
All Ages

Cost
$5.00 per person

Parents, are you interested in learning more about wild edible plants? Would you like to help your child build confidence in the natural world? Have you always been interested in wild foods, but don't know where to start? If so, then come see what delicious delicacies the late spring forest has to offer. As we walk through and explore the amazing abundance of a May woodland, we'll learn all about the importance of proper plant identification. We'll examine some of the dangers associated with foraging and how to avoid them. We'll talk about ethical harvest and how to be a good member of the natural community. We'll also take a look at some of the ways these plants can be prepared as foods. And, importantly, we'll discuss some ways of incorporating these plants into your own landscape. 

Registration:  $5.00 per person; no charge for family members 4 yrs and under. 

Be sure to indicate any food allergies or special dietary needs when registering. 

For questions not answered online please call 712-545-3283.

This program will be facilitated by Naturalist, Dustin Clayton

Dustin is a longtime forager and student of wild foods and medicines. There is nothing he loves so much as sharing his passion for the beauty and mystery of the woods with others.

Cancellation Policy

Guests may cancel their reservation for a full refund up to 1 week (7 days) prior to the program date by calling 712-545-3283 and speaking with staff directly. Processing fees will not be refunded. Cancellations received less than 1 week (7 days) in advance of the event will not be refunded. Fees for programs canceled by Pottawattamie Conservation due to weather or other circumstances will be fully refunded. 

Registration confirmation and event details, including important updates in the event of weather or other circumstances, will be sent to the email address entered when registering. Make sure to enter a valid email address and check junk/spam folders. Pottawattamie Conservation cannnot responsible for missed emails.

2024 programming is sponsored by the Pottawattamie Conservation Foundation.

The Pottawattamie Conservation does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or other legally protected status in its employment, programs or activities. The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding non-discrimination policies: Human Resource Director 227 South 6th Street, Council Bluffs, IA 51501.

Map to Family Wild Edible Walk

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