Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk - Identification and Utilization

Come out and discover the incredible uses of our Flora, and enjoy a relaxing afternoon at the park! We will be walking slowly, stopping to observe the plants that grow naturally in our environment, including European and Native species, and learning about how to use them in our daily lives. You will be amazed at how useful and abundant our Flora is! These plants not only have incredible culinary qualities, but they are super-foods as well! Not to mention the fact that they can help you save on your grocery bill… The best way to learn to recognize plants is to see them several times during their growing season. Come out and experience these unique and useful workshops – you won’t regret it!

Bring: A notebook and pen, camera, or however you can best take notes, and some water (and a snack, if needed). Dress accordingly for weather. Fees: $30 for adults, $15 for kids 7 and up, free for little ones. Contact: Sarah Murray (302)[masked] or email [masked]. See also www.purehealinginsight.com.

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  • Sarah M.

    It was a great day! We had perfect weather, good people and beautiful plant people. I just have to mention the lovely Heracleum spondyllium, also know by its much less sexy name, "Cow Parsnip". This plant is a super-plant, both edible and medicinal, and an incredible aphrodisiac (and I can attest to that!).

    May 26, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Thanks to all who came out! The weather was absolutely gorgeous, and the company was great! I hope to see you all again soon!

    May 26, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    I know it's last minute, and most of you won't see this before you get there, but there is a fee to enter Delaware State Parks, and for out-of state license plates it is $6, I believe. For Delaware residents it is $3. Sorry for this!

    May 26, 2013

  • John

    This sounds awesome, but it's a bit far for me.

    May 25, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Hi John, I can do these walks anywhere - I just need to know about a good place to go where the plants are abundant and clean. Let me know if you know of areas closer to where you are, and I would be happy to organize something closer to you - Sarah

      May 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    my sister will come, too

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Sorry to hear that, Anne - be sure to take Comfrey, either as a salve or tincture directly on your foot, or internally as homeopathy (Symphytum officinale 7 or 30 C), or both - also known as "Knitbone" - and it works!

    May 25, 2013

  • Anne C.

    I am so anxious to join y'all-but have broken a bone in my foot, so will hopefully be able to join you mid summer--have fun!!

    1 · May 25, 2013

  • Bill E.

    Looking forward to the walk.....

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      See you on Sunday, Earl!

      May 23, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Sorry, I meant to say Bill!

      May 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    thanks! I look forward to this!

    1 · May 23, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Looking forward to meeting you, Maureen!

      May 23, 2013

  • Carole and Bill M.

    Hey I've got lots of clover flowers, wild Camomile, and butter cups....are any of them edible?????

    May 23, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Clover is definitely edible, and has wonderful properties for the lymphatic system. What do you call wild Camomile? I would have to see a picture to be sure. Butter cups are not edible - they have an irritant that can disrupt digestion - besides, they really don't taste good! There is one species, Ranunculus bulbosis, of which you can gather the "bulbs" (technically, they are corms), but you must cook them in several changes of water before they become edible. Once that is done, they are quite good - taste like water chestnuts. Hope this answers your questions!

      May 23, 2013

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