Plant Walk in Downtown Lancaster: Sunday, August 26th 2012.

I will be leading a plant walk around some of the sidewalks of downtown Lancaster PA.
While our city sidewalks are not necessarily a healthy place to eat edible wild plants, they are a fun and convenient place to learn about them and their resilient nature. I will be largely focusing on edible weeds as well as some useful street trees.

When: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm on Sunday, August 26th.

Where: Musser Park, Lancaster, PA
Meet under the large Oak tree near the steps on the corner of E Chestnut and N Shippen.

Suggested donation of $10, but pay what you can if you can.


2 thoughts on “Plant Walk in Downtown Lancaster: Sunday, August 26th 2012.

  1. Just curious ….What is the name of the plant in the pic you posted on August 18, 2012 (fingers holding 3 berries. They are so cute. Are they edible?

    1. They are black nightshade berries (Solanum ptycanthum). They are edible, but I wouldn’t recommend them if you are relatively new to foraging. The unripe berries and the rest of the plant are toxic, and they could be mistaken for other toxic members of the nightshade family. That being said, many places sell a very similar plant as “garden huckleberry” and don’t usually give as many warnings as the wild food literature does. Samuel Thayer covers them very well in his book Nature’s Garden.

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