There are plants all around us that are delicious, healing and beautiful. Wild medicine is the medicine of the people. It is abundant– popping up through the cracks in the sidewalk, unwanted in a garden bed, growing along the side of the road. Knowing your landscape creates a magical shift in your life: The walk to work is suddenly filled with glimpses of new friends from the plant world, and your commute to the grocery store becomes a time to practice on-the-go identification. Learning about the abundance of Mother Earth is truly a gift that impacts all parts of life.
Medicinal plant walks are a great way to get to know your landscape in an intimate way. They are a two hour exploration of Pittsburgh’s parks and neighborhoods. This service is available April through October, weather permitting, and occurs the last Saturday of each month in Pittsburgh’s Frick Park.
What you will receive:
- A magical herbal outdoor experience, within the city of Pittsburgh
- Confidence in identifying at least five wild medicinal plants
- Information about how to use these plants to enhance the health of the body, mind, and spirit
- Medicinal folklore and stories
Plant walks are $30. Participants must be able to provide their own transportation.
You can book a medicinal plant walk through my Contact page or in my Etsy Shop.
Photo by Janelle Bendycki, 2015
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