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Edible & Medicinal Plants of RMNP

Sep 9, 2022

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Not only are the plants diverse and beautiful, many have served as the grocery store and pharmacy for earlier people, and are still used today. Spend the day exploring the flora of the park with retired RMNP interpretive ranger, Leanne Benton. Focus on these edible and medicinal species with discussions on plant identification, current and historic usage as food and medicine, preparation techniques, using plants safely, ethical harvesting and conservation, plus some toxic species to avoid. 

Friday, September 9

7:30 AM – Noon

This course begins and ends at the Estes Park Visitor Center on Big Thompson Avenue in Estes Park.

Level II: Short distance hiking with moderate elevation gain on dirt trails and uneven terrain.