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Edible and Medicinal Plant ID Walk

Edible and Medicinal Plant ID Walk

Duration:2 hours total
Includes:Food and Drinks
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm a scientist and passionate environmentalist with a Ph.D. in Cognitive Psychology and Cognitive Science. I'm employed full-time at a local university where I teach and research issues related to food choices and sustainability. In 2012, on sabbatical, I spent 6 months foraging all of my food and medicine. At home in LA now, I still forage almost daily. I make herbal teas, tinctures, infusions,…
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What we’ll do

Want to rediscover your inner wild child? Join me for a plant identification walk in the urban wild. We'll bushwack through the streets and alleys of the famed Venice Beach exploring the abundance of edible and medicinal plants growing in parkways and sidewalk cracks. You'll also learn the ethnobotanical uses, nutritional properties and medicinal qualities of what we find--And since much of what…

What else you should know

You might like to take photos, and have a pen and paper handy for notes. Sun protection and comfortable walking shoes are essential. Street parking in Venice can be a challenge, so plan accordingly.

What I’ll provide

Snacks
wild-style light snack Some examples include mushroom pâté or cattail pollen hummus, served with seedy crackers or blue corn chips.
Drinks
warm herbal tea I forage all sorts of plants and make up a nice florally blend, served warm and unsweetened

What to bring

water, sunscreen, hat, camera, comfortable shoes

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Where you'll be

We'll meet in front of Flake on Rennie and Rose, then wander the streets and canals of Venice Beach where I live. We'll pass by murals, street art and, of course, the ever increasing number of ultra hip cafes.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

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Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend. Because we stop quite a bit to talk about plants, we don't usually walk very far. That said, this experience works great for little and big kids alike. I will try to accommodate special dietary needs, so please…

More tips

You might like to take photos, and have a pen and paper handy for notes. Sun protection and comfortable walking shoes are essential. Street parking in Venice can be a challenge, so plan accordingly.
Erica
Edible and Medicinal Plant ID Walk
5 reviews
€47 / person
5 reviews
€47 / person