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Indigenous & Introduced: Discovering the Flora & Fungi of Olana

  • Dates: June 18, 2022
  • Time: 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
  • Price: $15 per person, $10 for members
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    Laura Chávez Silverman, founding naturalist of The Outside Institute, leads a walk to explore the native and introduced flora and fungi at Olana, with a focus on sustainable foraging of edible and medicinal species. We will discuss how indigenous wisdom forms the basis of this knowledge and what we can carry forward to enhance our relationship with the land and all beings. A light trail snack featuring wild-foraged elements from local areas will be offered.

    Laura Chávez Silverman is the Founding Naturalist of The Outside Institute. A desire to share her deep love of Nature inspired The Outside Institute, founded in 2017 in the Upper Delaware Valley to foster a greater connection to the Earth. By nurturing humanity's powers of observation and innate affinity for the wild, Laura hopes to inspire joyful awareness and an essential reciprocity between all beings, regardless of species or race.

    $15 person, $10 members. Advanced registration required. For more information or to learn more about program discounts, please contact education@olana.org.

    This program is part of our 2022 program series, Environmentalists on Olana. During this series, regional environmentalists, activists, agriculturalists, and ecological stewards will lead walking tours of Olana, engaging participants in the work of their organizations and providing new insights into Olana’s 250-acres. To learn more, visit olana.org/environmentalists.


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