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Edible & Medicinal Plants Hike
May 11, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, May 11 for the Edible and Medicinal Plants hike in the Mattole River headwaters. Local herbalist and naturalist Michele Palazzo will lead hikers along the Mattole River and up and over the ridge, stopping to point out and discuss the edible and medicinal properties of a variety of plants. By hike’s end, participants will have picked and eaten various local herbs and learned the names and characteristics of many more. Bring a paper and pen to take notes, or simply come and enjoy a stroll through the temperate-rainforest of the Whitethorn valley. This hike is considered Easy to Moderate, covers a mile and a half of even terrain, and includes a stop for lunch at a beautiful waterfall on the Mattole River. Please meet at 10 a.m. at the Restoration Forestry gate (the first right after Whitethorn Elementary School). Bring a lunch and water, wear sturdy shoes, and dress in layers. The hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help us to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, contact us or call 707-986-1087 ext. 9#. Hope to see you there!
Support from volunteers and local businesses have made this program possible for Sanctuary Forest. Local businesses that have made generous contributions are: 101 Netlink, John & Teresa Porter, Blue Star Gas, The Bootleg, Caffe Dolce, Charlotte’s Perennial Gardens, Chautauqua Natural Foods, Coffee Break, Dazey’s Supply, Future Productions, Greenwired, Gyppo Ale Mill, Hohstadt’s Garden Center, Karen Miclette Insurance Agency, J. Angus Publishing, Madrone Realty, Mattole River Studios, Monica Coyne: Artist Blacksmith, Ned Harwood Construction, Pierson Building Center, Randall Sand & Gravel, Redwood Properties, The Security Store, Signature Coffee, Southern Humboldt Fitness, Sylvandale Gardens, Whitethorn Construction, Whitethorn Winery, Wyckoff’s Plumbing.
Sanctuary Forest is a land and water trust whose mission is to conserve the Mattole River watershed and surrounding areas for wildlife habitat and aesthetic, spiritual, and intrinsic values in cooperation with our diverse community.