The Appalachian Mountains are among some of the oldest and most bio-diverse mountains on the Earth and are home to a vast array of animal and plant species. In fact, no other mountain range in North America has more species of plants than the Blue Ridge. In this series of plant walks we will discover, smell, and even get to taste some of these native specimens. Guests will learn to use all of their senses in the identification of these species and a brief history of the plants and\or the area we are visiting will be provided. Some of the areas we will visit are ecologically sensitive areas so proper forest stewardship will also be highlighted
In summer the Blue Ridge Mountains provide a cool canopy of shade. Join us to meet the many amazing trees that provide food, medicine, home for animals and so much more! After the hike join us at the farm for a dessert, bread and cheese tasting around the firepit along with a wild tea/mocktail made from something on the hike. Bring your own relaxing beverage and fold out chair or blanket. Hike should last around 3 hours.
When: Stay Tuned for 2021 dates (Pigeon Roost)
Who is this for: Anyone! Kids 8 and under are free! While kids are always welcome, please be mindful as we do not want children leaving these classes to forage on their own without supervision! It is important to note: some of the plants we learn about have look a-likes that can be deadly. This is why education is key!
Kids 8 and under are free but pay $8 for food tasting