Next Meetup

Historic Rittenhouse summer wanderings
Hello fellow naturalists, nature lovers and wild food eaters! With these heavy spring rains the plants will be growing, flowers blooming and forage popping in abundance. Get your eyes ready to take in the beauty of nature around us these warm summer days! On this walk we will be hiking through a variety of ecosystems including, dry and moist woods, open fields and some wetlands. Walking through we will see the variety of species particular to each habitat. We will learn to identify new plants, talk about common and historical uses for familiar plants and take a step back into one of the areas historic districts and talk about some of the botany history of Philadelphia, the garden capital of America. Last walk we did in East Fairmount we saw the spring species, now we will look at what is growing in the early summer. We will talk about safely and sustainably harvesting crops and how we can use natures resources with respect. Bring: hiking boots, field notebooks, water bottle and any bags or digging tools for harvesting.

Historic Rittenhouse Village

208 Lincoln Drive · Philadelphia, PA

1 comment

Upcoming Meetups

Past Meetups (404)

What we're about

Our main mission is to educate the public on the many uses of wild plants and animals for food, fiber, and medicine. Wild edible plants and animals are the only truly sustainable food source, in that nature determines whether they survive and thrive. So, it's important that we respect, explore, and know nature. But we can't do it alone.

We need more tour guides and collaborative walks! Please volunteer. Go to for more information, our free Field Guides, and other important information!

Also, find the latest Plant-of-the-Week and news under "MORE", then "Message Board".

Lynn Landes, Founder
215-629-3553 land line
714-204-2690 tour time only

Members (3,884)

Photos (1,491)