- This event has passed.
Edible and Medicinal Plants Hike
June 11, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Please join Sanctuary Forest on Saturday, June 11th for the Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk in the Mattole River headwaters. Beginning at the edge of the forest, local herbalist and naturalist Michele Palazzo will lead hikers along the Mattole River and up over the ridge, stopping to point out and discuss native plants and their medicinal properties. By hikes 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. This hike is free of charge, though donations are gladly accepted and help Sanctuary Forest to offer this program year after year. For questions or clarifications, visit www.sanctuaryforest.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Hope to see you there!