Join us as we learn about the abundance of wild foods and medicinal plants (watercress, epazote, cattails, lemonade berry, milk thistle, carob and more!) you can find in your local foothills! Many made a wildly delicious and nutritious appearance in our Foraged Foods Feast last weekend! For pictures, see http://riversidefoodforum.org/?page_id=14
Meet at the outdoor restaurant seating section of Whole Foods. 23932 Aliso Creek Road, Laguna Niguel California
Who: Kids and up. Minors must be accompanied parent or legal guardian.
Difficulty level: easy. 1-2 miles round-trip, mostly flat wide trail, and easy, narrow trail in some spots (optional), hills (optional) and uneven terrain (optional). There may be wet and muddy spots depending on recent weather, if you choose to go in the wetter areas.
Special Instructions/Supplies: Please arrive at least 15 minutes before start time. Bring a minimum of 1 quart (32 oz) of water per person. Bring snacks and/or full meal. Wear weather protection (jacket, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, etc.), durable hiking socks and close-toed hiking shoes, long pants, and backpack for snacks. Bring swimsuit and towel for wet tours. Bring first aid kit (Band-Aids, antiseptic, allergy medicine, tweezers, etc.) Walking sticks are recommended for tours with stream crossings or uneven terrain. Bring trash bag for litter along the trail.
RSVP: Please email [masked] or call 828-4-PLANTZ [masked]). This is not my cell number so you will not be able to call it if you're lost. Donations are optional (suggested amount of $5-10 per person). Please leave your name, contact information, and total # in your party. We cannot always be reached by cell phone at tour locations, so please ask questions and confirm tour details well in advance.
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