Nature & Mushroom Walk | TF
Ask an expert about nature, including mushrooms and fungi
- 30 US dollars$30
- Terra Farms & Field 2605 Buffalo Valley Rd Spring Grove, PA
Each season will help you explore plants in their various growing stages, flowers as they open and close, and mushrooms as they quickly appear and fade. The more exposure to these fine edible and medicinal plants that you can get, the more comfortable you will feel using them as your own foraged ingredients, and the more confidence you will gain about how to buy from trusted sources. Many of our guides even offer their own products that we fully endorse. These walks are perfect for reinforcing your knowledge from other classes as well as introducing you to seasonal sightings of plants and fungi. By developing a working knowledge of the life cycle of nature you’ll hone your own foraging skills into a state of productivity instead of relying on luck. Casual in form, these are a great time to ask questions to high-level professionals. TERRAIN: As a working U-Pick flower farm, this site is easy to navigate, but it does have some hills. Marshy areas near the stream mean boots are ideal. Extensive teaching gardens here are scattered to display native plants, shrubs and trees that love marshes, hillsides and forests. A uniquely perfect teaching site. PARKING & FACILITIES: Follow the signs for the U-Pick flower farm to the open gravel lot next to an open field. You’ll see a flower stand and chicken eggs at the entrance. Port-a-potty ONLY AVAILABLE July-Oct. 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 if you’d like to take notes. Large parts of this location are unshaded. Be sure to wear sunscreen and bring a hat for shade. WHAT ELSE TO KNOW: From July-October the U-Pick is open for business, and they sell their own eggs. Volunteer opportunities to learn about flower farming are available.
1022 South Pine Street, York, PA, USA