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Learn about Morningside Park’s Edible and Medicinal Wild Plants with "Wildman" Steve Brill

Family-friendly and Hand's On Tour

Wild strawberries growing in a forest
Wild strawberries growing in the woods.

This foraging expedition will take you through Morningside Park, which is a haven for native plants and mushrooms. During this unique stroll through the park, you'll learn how to pinpoint edible food in the outdoors and discover the science and mythology behind several wild edible plants.

Date: Saturday, March 11, 2023

Time: 2:00 – 4:00 PM (please arrive promptly)

Location: Meet 120th and Morningside Avenue (East Side) entrance

Tickets: $20 for adults is the suggested donation. $10 for children under 12. Register online or call 914-835-2153 at least 24 hours ahead of time.


Second Saturdays in the Park volunteers on March 11 will receive free tickets to this afternoon tour, courtesy of Friends of Morningside Park. Click here for more information and to sign up. Space is limited so sign up early.


About "Wildman" Steve Brill

Naturalist-author "Wildman" Steve Brill is America's go-to guy for foraging. He's been leading foraging tours and demos in parks and natural areas throughout the Greater NY area since 1982. His book, Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not-So-Wild) Places, is considered a classic on the subject. But the world-famous environmental educator is still best known for having been handcuffed and arrested by undercover park rangers in the 1980s for eating a dandelion in Central Park!

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