Plant Walk – natives and invasives, medicinals, science and folklore.

Saturday June 8, 10:00 am to noon – Retreat Farm Brattleboro

Allison Turner (PhD, Pharmacognosy) will be leading a plant walk from 10:00-noon on Saturday, June 8 at the Retreat Farm in Brattleboro.  Together, we’ll be identifying the lower-growing plants at the edges of forest and in nearby fields. We will see native and non-native plants, invasives and possibly rare specimens. Allison will explain the medicinal uses for several local plants, both according to folklore and modern science.  This will be an easy walk, as we will be stopping every few feet to look at a new plant.  Contact Allison at  to register.  Participation is free and open to all, but limited to 20 people, so sign up in advance!  No dogs, please.
WRWA is grateful to the Retreat Farm for co-hosting this walk on their site with many different environments – forest, field, wetland, cultivated land.  Meet in the Retreat Farm parking lot by 9:45 for a 10:00 start.  We’ll wrap up by noon.  The official address, for use in GPS systems, is 45 Farmhouse Square, Brattleboro, but you may be more familiar with the site as being on Route 30 about a quarter-mile north of the Brattleboro Retreat.  Pull in the driveway and turn into the parking lot on the right.  We’ll plan to meet there.  Questions?  Contact WRWA at .

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