Learn how to discover the free food growing all around us. We'll meet at the parking lot at Jackson and Mission Gorge and take the San Diego River Crossing Trail toward S. Fortuna. On the way, we'll identify edibles like wild rose, blackberries, lemonade berries, currants, toyon, acorns, cattails, blue dicks, wild oats, and yucca, as well as medicinal plants like willow, mugwort, sage, and cottonwood. As we go, we'll also see a spectacular array of wildflowers. Learn modern uses for these plants as well as historic uses of them by the Kumeyaay.
The cost is $20 for adults, $5 for kids.
We will not go to the top of S. Fortuna, so you do not need to be in top athletic condition to participate. However, there is a bit of an uphill stretch on our walk. Please bring plenty of water for yourself, sun protection, and wear good shoes.