Wild Forest Foraging
Taste the local flavors of the North Coast. While hiking in the redwoods, pines, creek sides and chaparral ecosystems, our local foraging expert will teach foraging techniques. In this fun, interactive class we'll identify edible, medicinal and poisonous species.
10 am. Meet at Wilder Cultural Center picnic tables for introductions, logistics and route talk. Hike 3.5 miles through redwood forest, pine, chaparral and riparian ecosystems learning about wild food harvesting. Bathrooms and water at trailhead. Class is approx. 3 hours.
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What to expect & bring
Please Bring hiking boots/sturdy sneakers. Trails can be muddy. Bring layers, it can get chilly in the redwoods. Long pants for hiking (and poison oak!) are recommended. There's water at the trailhead, so bring a waterbottle and a backpack to put it all in! **Optional** - sunhat, sunglasses, rain jacket, camera, hiking poles.
Is previous experience necessary?
No outdoor experience is necessary. If you are in reasonably good shape and have the desire and enthusiasm to learn, you will do fine. Our expert leaders will give a thorough overview of the route, activities and best practices for the activity. We recommend hiking uphill as training, but it's not required!
What will we be foraging for?
It depends on what's growing. We will have stops along the way to sample some food foraged locally. Depending on season, weather, ecosystem, trail and natural shifts in nature, species will vary from hike to hike
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