WILD PLANTS HIKE... Food, Medicine, and Tools


Join me for a hike in one of my favorite hiking places



The desert and chaparral environment is rich with plants, shrubs, and trees useful for fire, food, medicine, and tools.

We'll explore this abundant, full of life area and you'll be able to sample some of the wild foods as well as learn how to use them for tools and medicine, just like the Native Americans.

You'll be surprised at the uses many of the plants and trees you come in contact with on a daily basis have.

Each participant will receive a list of the plants we encounter, both the common name and botanical name, so you can go back and do further research or keep it for reference


exploration is fairly easy and should last about 2-3 hours

  • Bring comfortable appropriate clothing
  • Bring appropriate footwear
  • Bring water and a snack if you want
  • Bring a notebook and camera if you wish
  • Sunscreen and a hat is recommended




We'll meet at the back entrance of Santa Fe Dam


__Please Read CAREFULLY__


  • From 210 freeway exit IRWINDALE AVE and go south
  • On First St (That is the name of the street) make a right
  • On Peckham rd. make a left.
  • Drive to the end of the Cul de sac and park on the street.
  • We will meet at the entrance and walk in together as a group.

Parking outside will save everyone from having to pay 10 dollars to park


Please use this google map link for details, not your own GPS or Yahoo maps.


What others are saying

Awesome class! I've taken other wild plants classes and this was the most informative!

Fantastic group! Nice way to spend a morning with cool people learning about the plants and their uses. I can spot tobacco plants, Yerba Santa, horse weed, california pepper, buckwheat, currants, yucca and know what I can do with them. Thanks guys!

**** The hike begins promptly at 10am****



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  • Alan H.

    Covered a lot of plants and their uses

    August 18, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry about the RSVP but the no show for the last one. I came down with some horrendous sickness. Yuck. Glad there's another one!

    July 31, 2013

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