Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk ($15/$5 for kids)

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!

Note: This workshop is being led by Sarah Murray, who has taught the edible and medicinal uses of plants in Europe and the US for the past 30 years. Her former husband, François Couplan, is the author of the Encyclopedia of the Edible Plants of North America. She was one of the first women in Europe (1980's) to lead "soft" survival trips, where wild plants made up 100% of the harvest (no animals) in week-long and 2-week-long treks into nature.

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: $15 for adults, $5 for kids 12 and up, free for little ones. Contact: Sarah Murray (302)[masked] or email [masked]. See also www.purehealinginsight.com.

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  • Allan P

    Had fun. Sarah was a good leader.

    1 · July 9, 2013

  • Sara P.

    Thanks to Sarah for an informative walk. We appreciated how hot it was and how difficult it must have been to stay focused.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Christopher B.

    A last minute thing came up...sorry to not be there. Really wish I was...sounds like a wonderful opportunity. Next time.

    July 6, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    This event is NOT cancelled due to the heat ~ we are a GO! There is lots of shade, and we will only venture into the sun when absolutely necessary. I will provide iced tea, bring your water, and we'll be fine!

    See you all later!

    Sarah

    July 6, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Hello Plant Lovers!

    Since there are many of you coming to this, I was wondering if any of you live near each other and could possibly car pool. The farm has parking for about 10-12 cars, but if some could drive together that would be ideal, since it looks like there will be about 15 people all together. Also, if you are prone to being bothered by bugs and poison ivy, please come prepared! Especially for the bugs - there is low-growing poison ivy in the field, but if you have shoes and socks and remove and clean them when you get home, you shouldn't have a problem. Personally, I don't get it, but preventively (just in case!) I rub my legs and feet with Dock or Mugwort - plenty of that where we'll be! I'm excited to see you all on Saturday! Until then, Happy 4th!

    Sarah

    July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to Saturday, but I'm not going to be able to make it on Sunday. Will we be able to take home what we harvest on Saturday or is it all staying on site for Sunday's meal prep workshop?

    June 27, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Hi Sarah. I'm not sure I'm going to make it after all. I don't have a sitter and I'm thinking four hours might be too long for my toddler. Drat! Maybe I can do the next one.

      July 1, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Ok Emily, no problem. I know what it's like with a toddler! I will be doing these every other weekend until the end of September, so hopefully you'll be able to make it to one of them!

      1 · July 2, 2013

  • Michaelann

    I will have my notebook in hand!

    1 · July 1, 2013

  • Sarah Murray changed the location from The School of Living to StellaLou Farm

    July 1, 2013

  • Sara P.

    How long will this event and the event on Sunday last? Now that I know the location, am trying to figure out logistics including sitter help!

    June 27, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      They are both 4 hours long: Saturday, 1-5pm, and Sunday 10am-2pm. Hope to see you then!

      June 28, 2013

    • Sara P.

      Thanks. Can't wait

      1 · June 28, 2013

  • Heather

    Im interested in coming and bringing my 5 yr old but if its a local meeting. Sounds great

    June 26, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Hopefully this isn't too far for you, Heather. I hope you can make it!

      June 27, 2013

    • Sarah M.

      Cochranville is on Rte 41, northwest of Kennett Square and northeast of Oxford. The farm is actually south of Cochranville, not too far from Rte 1.

      June 27, 2013

  • Sarah Murray changed the location to The School of Living

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    One adult and one toddler.

    1 · June 24, 2013

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