Organization: Cincinnati Nature Center
Preregistration required. This program is geared towards adults.
Put your hunter-gatherer instincts to work -- learn by doing as you help forage, harvest from farmed native plants, and wildcraft nature’s fall bounty. We’ll gather together, sample some of our harvest, and pick up some tips for processing while caring for the land. We’ll send you home with inspiration, samples of foraged items, and/or a few seeds of your own to grow and harvest in years to come.
Because nature is on its own timeline, what we harvest will change with each class. Depending upon the week, harvested items may include foraged possibilities like black walnuts, hickory nuts, persimmons, spicebush, native passion fruit, pollinator plant seeds, acorns, Jerusalem artichokes, groundnut, sassafras, goldenrod, and/or others.
In this fully outdoor in-the-field program, we’ll cover:
• What can be foraged in the fall with reminders of basic foraging guidelines and safety
• How to sustainably harvest and how our efforts can improve the land
• How our harvested goods will go back into CNC education and habitat enhancement efforts
• Options for incorporating “good for you/good for wildlife” edible landscaping into your home property
Participants will meet at the white Creekside Barn at Long Branch Farm & Trails, 6926 Gaynor Road, Goshen, OH 45122.
Members $12; nonmembers $21 (includes daily admission).
By registering below, you agree to the following:
Masks are required in all our buildings for all vaccinated and unvaccinated people (all individuals kindergarten and up). Masks are not required outdoors or under pavilions and tents.
Cancellations must be made at least two weeks in advance of the event. No refunds or transfers of fees will occur if the request is made less than two weeks prior to the event. All programs continue, rain or shine.
Cincinnati Nature Center will run advertised programs and events in accordance with current guidelines outlined by the CDC and local health agencies. The status or format of programs may change based on COVID-19 best practices and conditions at the time of the program. In the event that Cincinnati Nature Center cancels a program, full refunds will be issued.
Important Information For All Program Registrants: Please retain your order number or an electronic copy of your order/email acknowledgement as a receipt. You may be asked for your order number from your transaction to gain entry at the gate/to attend your program.