Spring Wild Foods Hikes
Choose from: Mon 5/8, Wed 5/17 (WAITING LIST), Tue 5/23, or Tue 5/30. Hikes are 6-7:30pm.
- Sliding ScaleSliding Scale
- St Louis Area, Location TBA
Wild Foods Hikes are a hands-on way to learn about plants and fungi. Whether you are a beginner, new to the area/ecosystems, or excited to learn more about our more-than-human kin. While IDs and edibility are a major focus; other topics may include medicinal uses, ecology, harvesting methods, craft uses, basic botany, mycology, taxonomy, and dye mushrooms/plants. Hikes are from 6-7:30pm and begin with 5-10min introductions. If you're running a few min late, no worries! We tend to move slow. Note: We will not actively forage on the hike, as many locations cannot support a large group. We'll learn about the species present which typically changes weekly and by location. SLIDING SCALE Accessibility is important! Choose your donation amount based on your household budget/income. This is an adult-focused class. However, kids who are able to walk with the group are welcome to join us. Individual Hikes: $8- $12 per hike PACKAGES (All 4 hikes) 4@$24- $6 per hike 4@$32- $8 per hike 4@$40- $10 per hike PAYMENT/DONATION Look for an email with payment instructions (within 1-2 days of registering). Donations are accepted through Venmo or Cash App. If you would prefer to pay with cash or check, please make arrangements prior to the event. RESERVATIONS NEEDED Hikes are limited to 12 people. You must pay in advance or make arrangements to reserve your spot. Day-of registrations may possible if there are open spots. LOCATIONS As growth patterns vary widely, locations will be scouted a day or two prior and announced by text/email the day before the class. All locations are either in or within 30min of St Louis City. CANCELATIONS/REFUNDS Due to logistical challenges, refunds cannot be granted for cancelations, even sickness. If hike is canceled, a rescheduled date will be offered or credit for a future hike. COVID 19 For the group's safety, if you are feeling sick, please stay home. If you are recovering from a recent episode of Covid 19 wear a mask. WEATHER Unless there is a Severe Storm or Flood Warning, we will hike. Storms tend to pass quickly. On rainy days bring an umbrella and/or rain gear. In the event of a weather-related cancelation, you will be able to attend another session. Make sure to dress for the weather! Feel free to reach out with any questions or concerns!