Tea Foraging Walk
Please Join me to forage for plants we can use to make tea!
In the past herbalists focused on just a dozen or so plants to know for completely. We will begin our exploration by finding plants that can be used to make tea and learning all about them. Then we'll experiment with making our own!.
Wander, Observe, Collect, Respect
There are many plants in forest and field a some of them can be used to make delightful teas that are good for our health. If we are foraging; it is very important to know how to tell plants apart and be sure we are collecting the ones we are searching for. This walk will include some basic information about plant identification. We’ll apply these concepts to finding some plants that can be used to make tea.
We will learn about the plant; where to find it; how to harvest without damaging the forest, and the plants health and medicinal attributes.
Then we will make some tea!
Wear clothing and footwear suitable for walking through the woods based on the weather forecast. We will be walking slowly and stopping to talk and search out the plants in the forest. Tea making materials will be provided.Walks are held rain or shine.
Length: 2-3 hours, clear skies to moderate rain.
Locations: Walks can be scheduled at Sebago Lake Land Reserve in Standish, Clifford Park in Biddeford, Two Lights or Crescent Beach State Parks in Cape Elizabeth, Gilsland Farm Audubon Center in Falmouth or Bradbury Mountain State Park in Pownal (near Freeport). Other locations are possible provided permission to lead a walk on the property is granted by the land owner. This is often possible on state and town parks and lands. Properties that are privately held or owned by nonprofit organizations are also possible on a case by case basis.
January 1, 2023 through December 31, 2023
$45 per person 2-3 hour walk twelve or more participants
$50 per person 2-3 hour walk, seven to eleven participants
$55 per person 2-3 hour walk two - six participants
$85 per person2-3 hours one participant.
Available daily based on availability. Must be reserved
a minimum of three days in advance.
Half day and full day flat rates provided upon request. These are generally used when the cost of the walk is paid for by an organization and individuals participate at no cost.
Next Step: Click on the button below to fill out a form and we'll schedule a walk.
Everyone is welcome!
The forests, mountains, lakes and oceans are our ancestral homes. I believe they are part of your home regardless of race, gender, religion, sexual orientation, or culture. My heart tells me this: and I am absolutely certain nature would agree. If you are interested in coming on a walk; then I am delighted to be your guide.