Sun, Jul 24|
A plant walk is as simple as it sounds, walking around your own back yard or a nearby landscape to see who lives there. It's a great way to become more intimate to place. Plants have so much to teach us, if only we take the time to slow down and listen.
Time & Location
Jul 24, 2022, 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
Mebane, 1021 N Frazier Rd, Mebane, NC 27302, USA
About the Program
Plant walks are a fun way to explore who you are sharing your ecosystem with. Plant walks turn an average walk into a magical experience where you get to enter worlds you would otherwise pass by. Plant walks nurture curiosity and wonder and expand your sense of community to include your more-than-human relatives.
A plant walk is particularly helpful when you are first getting acquainted with a place or wishing to deepen your sense of belonging there. Relationships are what provide us with a sense of meaning in life. How we show up for those relationships is what can establish a sense of belonging. When we live in a way that ignores the livingness of the landscape, we cut ourselves off from the richness of the relationship and the gifts of reciprocity that flow between us.
For this Plant Walk we will be guided by local Herbalist and Holistic Health Practitioner Melanie Yukov.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT
1) Make new friends (both plant friends and human friends)
2) Connect, share, and learn about the identification features, medicines, and edible plants available at common ground
3) Learn to be an observer and experience plants using your senses, just as our ancestors and Native Americans would do.
4) Have the opportunity under supervision to gather a few plant friends to play with at home.
5) Receive notes on all the plants we cover so that you may sit back and enjoy the experience.
WHAT TO BRING:
- Please wear whatever you will feel most comfortable in. If you want to prevent bug bites, wear long clothing and close toed shoes.
- Drinking water
- Chair for sitting
- Walking stick if necessary
- Bug repellant
- Sun screen
ACCESSIBILITY / LOCATION NOTES:
- Gravel roads and mowed grassy area for parking
- Meeting in the grass under the Grandmother Oak Tree
- Trails: natural surface trails include mowed grass trails along the fields and narrow foot paths through the forests
- Rest rooms: outdoor privy / not wheelchair accessible
A NOTE ON COVID-19
Out of respect for one another, we ask that all attendees come prepared to honor social distancing guidelines with masks as optional.
We strive to be diverse, intergenerational and accessible people of all walks of life. Please contact us when you'll be attending with children or when accessibility is a concern so that we can be as accommodating as possible.