DATE: Wednesday, April 20, 2016
TIME: 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
LED BY: Jolie Elan, Go Wild Consulting
LOCATION: Deer Park, near Fairfax

Wild foods and medicines abound in Marin. Join Ethnobotanist Jolie Elan for this fun-filled educational walk and connect deeper to nature. She’ll discuss how to identify common plants and use them for food and medicine. Learn how to distinguish useful plants from their poisonous cousins. Come immerse yourself in the myths, medicine and magic of the wild plants in Deer Park. The walk will be friendly and slow paced. This walk is not a forage and wild plants will not be harvested, only greatly appreciated. Appropriate for what ages: We’ll walk at an easy pace.

Ages 12 and up accompanied by an adult; Ages 16 and up without an adult.

Attendees should wear: Comfortable walking shoes, weather appropriate clothing, and long pants.

Attendees should bring: Lunch, water, magnifying glass or loupe.

Optional: Field guides, notebook and camera.

The event is free but preregistration is required.
Maximum number of attendees:  25.

Directions: From US 101 in Marin County, take the San Anselmo/Sir Francis Drake exit. Drive about 5 miles west on Sir Francis Drake Blvd. to the town of Fairfax. Turn left on Pastori Ave., make the first right onto Center Avenue, and then turn left onto Bolinas Road in the center of town. Drive about 0.5 mile, then turn left onto Porteous Avenue. The road almost immediately splits; bear right to remain on Porteous. Drive about 0.5 mile to the trailhead at the end of the road