Edible Plant Walk ($20)

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.

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  • Dan L.

    Hi Jill, I plan on taking my wife, 7 year old son, and 4 year old daughter. (2 adults / 2 kids). Is that ok?

    May 5, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      so great to meet you Dan! You have a lovely family.

      May 5, 2013

    • Dan L.

      Thanks Jill. It was great meeting everyone on this walk. I really enjoyed learning about all of the edible plants. My daughter and I were walking in Sunset Cliffs park this evening and were able to identify Lemonaide berry, wild oats, and sunflower with our newfound knowledge of our surroundings. Looking forward to the next one!

      May 9, 2013

  • Kathleen

    The meetup was really great and informative. I have been trying to go on one of these walks for a long time and I am happy to say that I was able to make it to this one. I printed a book from a previous failed attempt so I had pictures of what we found. Thank you Jill and it was nice to meet everyone.

    May 9, 2013

  • connie

    Is a small dog allowed on the trail?

    May 1, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      yes on leash

      May 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry to miss this one too. I just don't hike in the afternoon as it's too hot! I know I'm a wussy... ;)

    April 19, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Actually, it'll be cooler by 4pm compared to noon or so. Last time we went at 2pm it was really hot, uncomfortably so. This time it will be nicer. And part of the trail is shaded and by the water.

      April 30, 2013

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