As the land warms and the seasons transition, April gives rise to many of spring’s early comers. Exposed ground under leafless canopies fills with a lush array of bitter greens and early sprouts getting their start for the growing season. The month is characterized by many of the wild edibles familiar to even the non-forager: dandelions, wild onion, ramps, morels, and nettles. But there is still plenty more to learn, appreciate, and tend as the bounty of springtime begins to bud.
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 April Forging Walk. 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 wild foods.
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