Wintertime in Pennsylvania is often characterized by gray skies and colorless landscapes, however, when we take the time to examine our hibernal habitat more closely, we can discover a vast offering of flora, fauna, and fungi: Indeed, throughout all times of the year the natural world reveals a unique showcase of wild foods with March featuring foraging jewels like rosehips, chickweed, burdock root, and cattail rhizomes.
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, our March foraging walk has something for everyone. Along the way, we will spend time emphasizing 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 natural materials.
Beginners and experienced foragers are welcome.
About the Instructor: Wilson Alvarez
Wilson Alvarez is a certified permaculture designer, inventor, gardener, skilled tracker, bowyer, nature-awareness instructor, and writer from Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Since 2004, he has taught classes and workshops on bio-intensive agriculture, regenerative technology, foraging, hunting, trapping, tracking, and wilderness survival. Wilson studied at the Wilderness Awareness School via the Kamana program, and he received his Permaculture Design Certificate through Susquehanna Permaculture.
This class will take place outdoors. Please check the weather in advance and dress accordingly. Be prepared for walking on uneven terrain and potentially snowy and/or muddy conditions.
All programs are subject to change due to unforeseen circumstances including inclement weather. Participants will receive an email in the days preceding the program for any changes or cancellations. You can review our current Cancellation and Refund Policy here.
Parking takes place in the field above the farmhouse.
The cost for this program is $25/person. Young children accompanying an adult may attend without charge.
York, PA 17406