Plant Walks

Plant Walks


Medicinal Plant Walks

Dates: Sunday, May 26, Saturday, June 22; 1:00-3:00 pm
Fee: Adults: $15, Children free
Instructor: Marianne Fritz, Community Herbalist and Educator
Location: Minuteman Bike Path at Thorndike Field, 99 Margaret St. Arlington, MA 02474 We will meet at the entrance to the dog park. There is free parking at Thorndike Field. The dog park is at the end of the field just before the Rt. 2 overpass. It is also accessible via the T. take the Red line to Alewife Station, Thorndike Field is a 5-7 minute walk down the Minuteman Bike Path. It is on the left after you walk beneath the overpass.

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Learn to identify healing plants in our area. Medicinal plants are everywhere – in our backyards, along the streets we walk, and in open spaces all around us. We will look at plants ranging from the familiar: dandelion and violets, to the less well known: motherwort, burdock, and ground ivy. You will learn which parts of the plants are used medicinally and how they nourish and support health. Please join us as we identify medicinal plants at their different stages of growth.