Stalking Wild Edibles!
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Back by popular demand, local forager Dawn Toutkaldjian joins Dickinson College Farm to impart her wisdom and enthusiasm for foraging wild edibles. This meandering workshop will take place in and amongst the fields at the College Farm. Participants will learn how to identify medicinal and nourishing edibles otherwise mistaken as weeds! The weed walk will feature fiddleheads, stinging nettle, dandelion flowers and much more. Dawn's famous green smoothies will cap off a fun, informative hands-on class. Join us!
Students attend for free, with transportation provided. If you are a student, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
Dawn is a Pediatric Occupational Therapist, Herbalist, Yoga Instructor and Body/Energy Work Practitioner. Her love of nature has been blossoming since she was 3 when she began to explore her childhood property and gardened alongside her mother. Dawn has participated in the Master Gardeners Program and studied numerous herbal programs, including Rosemary Gladstar's. She has facilitated a variety of nature programs for ages 3 through adulthood at schools, parks and in her backyard. Dawn especially enjoys sharing the many wonderful aspects of wild edibles and giving others the opportunity to use all their "senses" to discover, explore and be in balance with all the magic that is so abundant in nature.
Each Sustainability Series Workshop will start at 2:00pm at the Dickinson College Farm, located at 553 Park Drive, Boiling Springs, PA 17007. The two-hour workshops offer homesteaders of all skill levels tips and strategies to maximize production and enjoyment from home and community food production.
Wear comfortable clothes and shoes; bring water, a journal and a camera if you'd like.
The Dickinson College Farm is a 50-acre living laboratory that is USDA Certified Organic. Located just six miles from campus, the farm has more than 15 acres of vegetable production ground and 18 acres of animal pasture. The farm supports the academic interests of students and faculty, promotes renewable energy through solar applications and builds a greater awareness about how food is generated using techniques that help sustain natural ecosystems.
Stinging Nettle: http://www.flickr.com/photos/31031835@N08/8009148315/
Red Maple Flowers: http://www.flickr.com/photos/usfwsnortheast/7090275577/
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Boiling Springs, PA 17007
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