The New Weis Center for Education, Arts, and Recreation
150 Snake Den Road
Ringwood, NJ 07456
Contact: Anne Siebecker
Age recommendation: 10-12, 13 and up, 18 and up
Explore the property and get firsthand experience meeting and interacting with local plants. Your family will be studying, drawing, photographing and eating plants, as well as learning about medicinal qualities and utilitarian purposes - such as which plant fibers work best for rope making, or which trees have good bark for baskets. We will also identify some poisonous plants, and talk about their hazards. By studying and getting hands-on experience with wild edibles and medicinals, your ability to care for yourself and others expands, and you begin to realize how much the earth actually does provide for us.
Open to children 10 and older. Class size will be between six and 12 attendees. Bring a notebook, pencil and a camera.
Fee is $40.
The afternoon requires some physical activity, as the group wanders around the landscape.