Tag Archives : herbal medicine


In the Dooryard: Essential Weeds at Our Feet — Presentation & salve-making workshop

The edges of our paths, gardens, and lawns are home to resilient plants…weeds like dandelion, plantain, violets, and others are often rogued out, though they have traditional uses as food and medicinal remedies. This presentation weaves together the ecology of common native and non-native plants with their modern and historical uses as food and medicinal […]


Save the Date! Fall Foraging at Baldpate

Explore the forests and fields of Baldpate Mountain in search of primal sustenance — the fruits, nuts, and other vegetable products in our local flora. Jared Rosenbaum will lead the hike and highlight edible and medicinal species. We’ll also cover plant identification, conservation priorities, and preparation techniques. Program Host: Sourland Conservancy Registration will open closer […]


Edible & Medicinal Weeds

Join us on an evening walk through Duke Farms’ community garden in search of edible and medicinal weeds. Summer heat brings forth abundant weeds in our cultivated areas – gardens, lawns, and path edges. We’ll discuss plant identification and resources. We’ll also cover safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and […]


Edible and Medicinal Plants of Musconetcong Gorge

Did you know that wild ginger makes an excellent tea? That Solomon’s seal shoots are an asparagus-like vegetable? Can you identify different wild greens in the forest, including the bicolored Virginia Waterleaf?  Explore the diverse mesic forest of Musconetcong Gorge while encountering the edible and medicinal uses of the many plant species found there.  Botanist […]


Great Meadow Medicine

Long before modern medicine, people relied on wild plants to remedy common complaints. In this program, we’ll explore the Great Meadow at Duke Farms, seeking medicinal plants like echinacea, boneset, Joe Pye weed, and others. We’ll touch on harvesting, preparation, and the conservation of native medicinal plants. This program is hosted by Duke Farms. Please […]


Edible & Medicinal Garden Weeds

Join us on an evening walk through Duke Farms’ community garden in search of edible and medicinal weeds. Summer heat brings forth abundant weeds in our cultivated areas – gardens, lawns, and path edges. We’ll discuss plant identification and resources. We’ll also cover safe and optimal harvesting for great tasting, nutrient dense wild foods and […]


Spring Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

Join Rachel Mackow from Wild Ridge Plants for a tour of Ralph Stover State Park spring edible and medicinal plants. Requested program donation: $5 per participant. Registration required Contact: Katie Martens 610-982-0161 kmartens@pa.gov IMPORTANT note about directions: using the park name on a GPS will lead you to the wrong section of the park. Using […]


The Practice of Foraging

The natural world can appear to an array of just green … but what if you had to rely on the wild for food or medicine? Learn how identify and prepare common edible plants and see whether bounty exists between sidewalk cracks and along woodland trails. The program will highlight safe collecting strategies, traditional uses […]


The Flavor of the Wild

Discover the food and health uses of native plants with botanist Jared Rosenbaum of Wild Ridge Plants. Jared will cover edible native spices, greens, and fruits, and herbal medicines, including wild leek, Solomon’s seal, wood nettle, elderberry and others. Integrating wildcrafting, ecological restoration ethnobotany, and permaculture, Jared will present a framework for a conservation ethic […]


Flavor of the Wild

We’ve all heard “Take only photographs, leave only footprints”. A noble sentiment, but it limits our interaction with wild plants to a visual one only, if that. Using wild plants as food and medicine helps us experience plants with our other senses and makes more permeable the boundary between us and the rest of the […]


Wild Winter: Elixirs and Spices from the Native Garden – HIKE

  This program is hosted by the Washington Crossing Audubon Society. The winter landscape can appear so stark and barren… Each winter we turn to our spice rack and medicine cabinet for warming, aromatic spices and remedies to ease cold-seasoncomplaints. Imagine yourself a homesteader, miles away from the market and doctor — what if you […]