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Edible & Medicinal Plants of RMNP

Sep 9, 2022

Limited Fall Learning Opportunity

Spend the day exploring the flora of the park with a retired RMNP interpretive ranger, Leanne Benton. 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. We will 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, and ethical harvesting and conservation, plus some toxic species to avoid. 

Friday, September 9

7:30am- noon

Begins on the eastern slope of Rocky Mountain National Park, meeting location TBD.

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