2/6----New Sprouts After the Rain @ Monrovia Canyon, 3 hrs
2/11----Observing Nature's Patterns (and Creating Cyanotypes!) @ Vetter Mountain Look out, 6 hrs
2/14----Guided by Our Noses: Plants for Respiratory Health @ Gabrielino trail, 3 hrs
2/24----The Art of Forest Bathing @Winston peak, 6 hrs.
Did you know that with over 6000 native plant species, California has the most diverse plant life of all the US and Canada? Plus, over 2000 of those species are found no where else in the world. Come out and learn about the numerous native plants and animals that inhabit our mountains! We will even forage and eat some of the plants, and discuss their medicinal uses. On longer day trips, we'll have hands-on activities to enhance your learning and have a tangible creation to take home. You will have a guided, educational hike with light breakfast and drink included. The healthy meal may feature seasonal wild edible plants.
Identify plants and animals of the San Gabriel mountains
Find local edible plants
Establish sustainable and safe practices for wild-harvesting
Discuss medicinal and cultural uses of plants
Discover the health benefits of spending time in nature
Enjoy light learning combined with exercise and a healthy meal!
Expert nature guide, Haruka Ito
Light meal, featuring seasonal and wild foods
Tea/Infused Water/Lemonade featuring wild edible plants
Please Bring Your Own:
Empty Canteen (for the provided drink/tea)
1L Water (minimum)
Day Pack/Backpack (to put your sack food and drink)
Optional Items to Bring:
Notebook and pencil
Morning/Evening Hikes (3 hour): $28
Day Trips (5-6 hour): $38