Terrific Trees: Foraging Walk
Trees have so many uses, from providing oxygen, to wildlife habitat, to even food and holistic uses for humans! During this guided walk, we’ll explore the Bucks Audubon property as we identify various edible and medicinal trees.
What to Expect:
Celebrate the start of summer with a foray into the great outdoors as we learn about the many kitchen and medicine cabinet uses of locally growing trees! During this walk, participants will learn how to identify, harvest, and prepare tree bark, foliage, and fruits while exploring the great outdoors this summer! We will learn how to create sprays and salves, as well as the delicious culinary benefits while we identify astringent, analgesic, respiratory tonics, all found in trees such as Black Cherry, Witch Hazel, Sassafras, Birch, and others. 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 creating various tonics using these trees. Each participant will harvest, prepare, and bring home their own tree-based tonic (tonics are alcoholic)!
Date & Time: June 23rd, 6-8pm
Location: Bucks County Audubon Society, New Hope PA
Who can attend? This program is open to anyone ages 21+ who will be spending their summer exploring the great outdoors and is interested in utilizing the natural bounty in our own communities!