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Wednesday Hikes with the Gardens - Wild Urban Edibles

 

Take a mid week break this summer and explore all that our beautiful state of Colorado has to offer with guided hikes. Learn about ecology through our expert horticulturists and get some fresh air with our Wednesday hike series.

 

Wild Urban Edibles

Open your eyes and palate to the edible diversity in your yard and neighborhood. Enjoy an interactive and fact-filled walk where you will learn basic plant identification, where and when to look, foraging styles, and responsible gathering principles. This knowledge is also useful in the backcountry, and fosters a deeper connection to your local ecology.

 

Price: $40, $35

 

Instructor: Kimberly Beck is passionate about facilitating deep relationships between people, nature and animals. Kimberly holds a Master’s degree in Counseling and a Bachelor’s degree in Outdoor Education and Plant Biology. Currently she is owner and operator of both The Canine Effect, her dog training business, and Relational Rewilding Nature Guiding. Kimberly has designed and led environmental and humane education programs at state parks, outdoor education centers and animal shelters throughout the country. She is a Master Naturalist, a Native Plant Master, and has participated in continuing education programs through Wilderness Awareness School, 8 Shields Institute, and The Tracking Project - training in cultural and natural awareness, animal tracking, plant studies, bird language, primitive skills, and community building.

 

Special Instructions: Hike will take place exclusively outdoors; please dress accordingly for weather, bring sunscreen, hat, water, and lunch if desired. Be prepared for walking and light hiking.

 

Class length does NOT include drive time to or from our meeting place to the hiking location.

 

Location: This class will take place at Kendrick Lake Park, 9351 W. Jewell Ave., Lakewood.

 

Further directions and instructions will be sent the week before class. Class will meet promptly at 9 a.m. at location.

 

Image: ilovebutter, Flickr

 

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