A walk through field and forest to reveal a world you’ve never seen before.
Field and Forest Walk
Our program begins with a walk through field and forest at Angle Fly Preserve in Somers, NY, where ethnobiologist and functional herbalist Hayden Stebbins will teach about common introduced and native plants, how to identify them by family, and their edible, medicinal, or poisonous properties.
Participants will harvest edible plants along the way to an outdoor kitchen, where we will prepare a multicourse meal combining our harvest with regular food. This will include a wild plant pesto, hummus, several teas, and an extra dish depending on what plants and mushrooms are found.
What to Bring
If you would like to take notes (there will be a lot of information shared), bring a notepad and pen. Wear appropriate clothing for a relaxed walk and weather, but most importantly, bring a big appetite and a curious mind!
Maximum 20 participants. Cost is $65 per person.
Hayden's Harvest Founder Hayden Stebbins graduated from Cornell University with a Bachelors of Science in Science of Natural and Environmental Systems and earned his Masters of Science from Schumacher College in England in Sustainable Horticulture and Food Production. He has shadowed renowned ethnobotanist Marc Williams and taught about edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms up and down the eastern seaboard. Hayden has also completed the full-time clinical herbalism program at the Eclectic School of Herbal Medicine. For more on Hayden and his work, visit Hayden's Harvest.
Location Angle Fly Preserve is a 650-acre land trust in Somers, New York. More info about the preserve and its facilities may be found here.