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Friends of the ACFL Community Hike: Ethnobotany

August 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

A-Avenue Trailhead

It’s that time of year when berries galore are decorating the trails of the ACFL! The ways in which the land provides what humans need to survive abounds–from food, medicine, tools, transportation, and shelter. Join this hike to learn more about how plants can be used– we’ll search for berries (and look but not eat—there’s no foraging in the ACFL!) and learn more about the uses of trees, shrubs, and groundcover in the forest. Feel free to bring binoculars, notebooks, snacks, water, and of course, your curiosity to learn!

Ethnobotany is the study of native plants and the traditional uses of the plants by people. On this hike we will further discuss the ways in which indigenous knowledge has informed our current understanding of plants and forest ecology, including the awareness that plants have been used by people since Time Immemorial and our language about uses and practices should not be relegated to the past. Join us to learn more!

Please note: We have begun using a registration system so that we can contact you if the hike needs to be cancelled or rescheduled. Walk-ins are always welcome but we do appreciate if you’d fill out the RSVP on our event webpage. Thank you!