Floral First Aid: Foraging Walk
Did you know that there are many great leaves and flowers out there that support our wellness and can be used as first aid measures in a pinch? Join me for a guided walk as we search for and identify these plants that can reduce swelling, act as an antiseptic, slow bleeding, and relieve pain from bruising!
What to Expect:
Celebrate the start of summer with a foray into the great outdoors as we learn about Floral First Aid! During this walk, participants will learn how to identify, harvest, and prepare wild-first aid that will help support wellness and aid in injury relief while out on hikes, exploring the great outdoors this summer! We will learn how to apply spit poultices, create liniments, and salves while we identify cleansing, anti-inflammatory, and analgesic plants such as Plantain, Yarrow, Jewelweed, Witch Hazel, and more! We shall spend a majority of the program exploring the property of Bucks Audubon for these plants and learning ID and Harvesting techniques, so come dressed for the trails! The last portion will be spent practicing application techniques. Each participant will receive outdoor first aid tools (spray bottles for liniments, gauze pads, medical tapes, as well as laminated plant ID cards) that you’ll be able to bring with you on your hikes and outdoor adventures!
Date & Time: June 21st, 9:30-11am
Location: Bucks County Audubon Society, New Hope PA
Who can attend? This program is open to anyone ages 10+ who will be spending their summer exploring the great outdoors during hikes, outdoor parties, and is interested in utilizing the natural bounty in our own communities!