Winter Plant ID Techniques

 Registration is closed for this event

Identifying plants in the winter presents a unique set of challenges. Practicing this skill will not only strengthen your plant ID skills, but will also provide you with a renewed sense of abundance for the food and medicine available to us throughout the cold season. We will discuss some winter medicinals and edibles, but also provide a space for connecting with plants outside of their windows of utilization, cultivating ethnobotanical relationships beyond the consumer-driven mindset.

A focus will be on twig, bark, root, & evergreen characteristics, as well as clues for IDing desiccated specimens in preparation for the upcoming season. Get inspired to get outside and explore even on the coldest of winter days!

Please dress appropriately for the outdoors and off-trail walking.



About the Instructors

Calyx Liddick

Calyx is a certified clinical herbalist and nutritionist, field botanist, wildcrafter, activist, writer, and mother of two. She was born and raised in the mountains of central Pennsylvania. She sees the human body as an ecological microcosm, and that by reconnecting to the land we can heal the land as well as ourselves. In her practice, she integrates the long, rich history of traditional herbalism with modern scientifically sound research. Calyx is a graduate of the Colorado School of Clinical Herbalism and is the founding director of the Northern Appalachia School. Find out more at

Jaybird Tignor

Jaybird is a naturalist, certified permaculture designer, tracker, wilderness first responder, ecological steward, wild tender, and craftsman. The foundation of his knowledge and inspiration came from his father, who was brought up trapping, hunting, and gathering in southern Appalachia, and by his Mamaw and Papaw, who routinely walked out the door and returned with a wild salad. He’s taken that knowledge to heart and expanded upon it through his studies in botany, ecological stewardship, Traditional Ecological Knowledge, and primitive skills. By living close to nature, he believes we can reclaim our natural place in the ecosystem, tending the earth in a manner that strengthens biodiversity and creates a truly regenerative and sustainable future for all life forms.


Health and Safety

The Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications due to COVID-19. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.

In order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff, participant expectations are as follows:

  • Masks are required indoors regardless of vaccination status.
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.

*Registration closes December 2, 2021.

*All programs are subject to change based on unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email and phone call if there are any program changes or cancellations.  

*Parking is along the field above the farmhouse. Meet on the farmhouse lawn.

*All payments for single day classes & workshops are non-refundable. Canceled registrations or no-shows will be considered donations unless Horn Farm Center cancels the program. Thank you for supporting regenerative farming and educational programs at the Horn Farm Center.

December 4th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Winter Plant ID Techniques $ 25.00