Foraging: Spring Plant Walk with Jon Darby

Foraging is the act of finding and gathering wild foods. By engaging in this age-old practice, we can provide ourselves with healthy and abundant food and medicine, become more self-reliant, and connect on a much deeper level to the landscape in which we live.

This is our first foraging walk of the season! This time of year can be unpredictable and we'll find ourselves with either an early thaw and beautiful spring ephemerals emerging or we'll have a foot of snow to stomp through. Either way, we will greet what the natural world has to offer us and see what is available to harvest now and what we can identify to return to later. Beginners and experienced foragers are welcome. Be prepared to walk, often at times on muddy or uneven surfaces. Dress for the weather and season! We meet at the pole barn.


About the Instructor

Jonathan Darby has been involved at the Horn Farm Center since 2008 in various capacities from volunteer, educator, staff member, and currently serves as a member of the Horn Farm Board of Directors. He leads foraging classes through Riverbend Foraging, runs a small homestead farm, and is co-owner of Riverbend Comics. 

 

 

 


Health and Safety

Due to COVID-19 the Horn Farm Center is offering on-site educational programming with some modifications in order to ensure the health and safety of our visitors, volunteers and staff. All classes will be held outside and are limited to 10 participants per class. If more than one class occurs on the same day, start times will be staggered to reduce the number of individuals arriving at the same time. Multiple hand sanitizer stations are available. We will adjust as needed as time passes and things change.
Participant expectations are as follows:

  • Participants are required to bring a mask and wear it when proper physical distancing cannot be maintained. We have a limited supply on hand if you forget yours.
  • Physical distancing of 6 feet must be maintained except in case of family members.
  • Do not attend if sick or recovering.
When
March 27th, 2021 10:00 AM through 12:00 PM
Location
4945 Horn Rd
York, PA 17406
United States
Contact
Phone: (717) 757-6441
Event Fee(s)
Foraging Class Fee $ 25.00