Spring is the best time for wild edible greens and the 1.25 mile trail at the Farmstead has plenty. But, which are safe to eat and which are harmful? What is the best way to prepare them for eating? What plants have been used for their medicinal properties? Ruth King, a naturalist in the Parks and Heritage Services Department of Montgomery County, has studied the tasty and beneficial varieties found in this region and will inform participants about the safe and harmful flora and fauna. Meet her at the Visitors’ Center to begin the educational journey.

Join County naturalist, Ruth King, at 2:00pm on Sunday, May 20th for a walk along the nature trail at the historic Wentz Farmstead, just off of Route 73 in Worcester. Grab a pair of walking shoes and come out to learn about the edible and medicinal plants found at the site. Pre-registration is required for this FREE program, but a $2/person donation is appreciated.

Wentz Farmstead is a restored 18th century Pennsylvania German historic site, which is owned and operated by the County of Montgomery and receives support from the Peter Wentz Farmstead Society. The site is regularly open Tuesday through Saturday from 10:00am to 4:00pm and Sunday from 1:00pm to 4:00pm with guided tours every forty-five minutes. 

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