Mother's Day Wild Food/Medicine Harvesting and Guerrilla Gardening Tour

This will be a three hour walking tour in the overgrown wastelands of the Philadelphia waterfront. In this scenic and somewhat intimidating wild land we will identify and taste well over a dozen different edibles and medicinals as well as demonstrate and practice several forms of guerrilla gardening techniques.

Guerrilla gardening is gardening on land that the gardeners do not have legal right to use, often an abandoned site or area not cared for by anyone. There are a few good reasons why an individual may want to have the skills and techniques of food growing without permission under their belt.

We will cover a lot of ground in a short amount of time. A few things to bear in mind:

1. There is no bathroom onsite so you want to consider getting to the rally point a little early and using the facilities at on of the stores in the Port Richmond Shopping Plaza.

2. We will be on hilly, sometimes rocky terrain. Wear boots or suitable shoes.

3. BYO water or other ways to hydrate.

4. If you have a smartphone, download one or a few wild edible/medicinal identification apps. They come in remarkably handy out there and will give you a leg up both in the field that day and in your everyday life. Use the technology while you have it.

5. Have Fernando's phone number[masked] in your phone before 5/13/12@12pmin case of any mix up or last minute change of plans to keep us from waiting on folks that RSVPed but do not show.

6. If you want to give your Mom a bouquet of wild picked flowers from the tour, flower picking is DIY. : ) 

That should cover it. Any questions? Contact Fernando

See you there!

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  • linda

    Sorry I could not make it. Did anyone note which wild edible plants you found? I always like to look them up to learn about more plants.

    May 22, 2012

  • Alan

    Excellent meetup. Lots of edible plants to observe and I really liked the guerilla gardening hints & tricks. Got cut short but still a great experience.

    May 16, 2012

  • melissa

    It was hot and the cop wouldn't leave us alone. But, I thought it was great. I learned a lot and had a good time. Thank you for planning this meet up.

    May 14, 2012

  • Tiffany R.

    Best Mother's Day gift!!! I loved it! Can't wait till the next one. Everyone is so friendly and eager to share.

    May 14, 2012

  • Thomas F.

    Keep me posted, but I'll probably pass on any future nocturnal black ops guerilla potato farming.

    May 14, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Great information, with good people. Interesting ending, but still looking forward to seeing more areas, learn some more guerilla gardening technics....can a random patch of potatoes get planted in public parks? I want to try this in the Wissahicken, and see if the patch will grow quietly, without getting noticed....or eaten....

    May 13, 2012

  • Joe

    awesome !
    really informative, somewhat rushed but jumping in and learning with others so advance. Thanks for being patient.

    May 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    Need to have a better location! Do we need suggestions?

    May 13, 2012


    Yes Sunnie. All are welcome.

    May 13, 2012

  • Sunnie D.

    Is it ok if I bring a friend? Tried to RSVP +1 but couldn't figure it out...

    1 · May 12, 2012

  • castlan

    I hope you will do this again soon, because family commitments preclude my participation.

    May 12, 2012


    Do as you wish Andrew, but Rosen Otter is mistaken. There are no homeless living under the area I-95 where we will meet.

    May 2, 2012


    Good question and comment Andrew, we will respond to the shortly.

    May 2, 2012

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