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Intro to Foraging with Outdoor Afro

  • 20 US dollars
  • The City Ranch 7613 Dogwood Road, Windsor Mill MD 21244

Service Description

Have you ever been hiking and thought, "That looks good enough to eat?" Well, let's give you a foundation of foraging to start figuring out what's edible and what's not! With a combination of pre-foraged seasonal plants, some clear directions on safety, and then a foraging walk, you're sure to come away from our introductory classes feeling more confident in your ID abilities. In the summer you're likely to find wild mints, edible flowers, maybe a few berries, and seasonal greens that you'll be able to find not just at our City Ranch property, but probably in your backyard or the next hike your take in the area. This class will relate what you see to common grocery store items through sight, smell or taste, and we’ll talk a little about the history of foraging for the black community in America. The City Ranch is a black-owned non-profit horse ranch that brings horsemanship to inner-city kids, and they love hosting foraging classes at their property! TERRAIN: As a working horse ranch with a stream and hills, this site is muddy and can have a stream crossing that you’ll need to be very careful for. The water running down the hillsides and natural animal byproducts makes this an excellent mushrooming location with lots of natural mint families, fields of herbs, and tree variations. PARKING & FACILITIES: Weekend classes are encouraged to park across the street at Stirn’s Garage paved area, but if it is full, park in the lower lot or the lower field. Do not park at the stables and white house. There is a port-a-potty in the lower parking lot. WHAT TO BRING: We always recommend dressing for the weather and being prepared to hike a bit outdoors. You should also bring your phone to take pictures with and a notebook. At this site, we specifically recommend waterproof shoes such as rain boots with good tread or waterproof hiking boots. Muck boots are the shoe of choice by the instructors. WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: Volunteer opportunities are plentiful at this non-profit location. BEFORE YOU BOOK: - No pets - No children under 8 are allowed - Children 8-18 must be accompanied by a legal guardian - Masks & social distancing are mandatory - Classes are rain or shine and only reschedule for severe weather - Wear appropriate clothing for the class & terrain you sign up for

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1022 South Pine Street, York, PA, USA