2021 Skeleton Plant Walk

Date: Sunday, October 24, 1-3:30 pm

 Join OGS for a Halloween edition of our plant walk at Fiddler’s Green Farm in Madison County! One of the most useful skills for a forager and plant enthusiast is to be able to identify plants after the aerial parts go dormant, by the “skeletons” they leave behind. This plant walk will be guided by Julie Douglas, an herbalist and farmer, founder of Wildkrafted Kitchen and OGS’ very own Marketing Associate!

For this late-Fall edition of the walk, Julie will highlight poisonous plants and folklore in addition to useful and medicinal plants in the area. Throughout the walk, Julie will share their knowledge on plant identification, medicinal uses, ethnobotany, ethical foraging, and edible plants of the Appalachians. There will be an opportunity to buy fresh organically grown produce and farm raised non-GMO chicken from the farm afterwards! Come ready to learn, costumes are encouraged!

Location:  Fiddler’s Green Farm – 4535 Little Pine Rd, Marshall, NC 28753

Accessibility: Expect mostly wide trails that have been bush-hogged/mowed, with steep hills at sections. Less than one mile round trip.

Be prepared: Bring hiking shoes that you don’t mind getting a little muddy, long pants, a hat and other appropriate gear for the weather. Come with water and snacks. Bring a notebook, sketch pad or a way to take notes!

Bathrooms: There will not be a public restroom! Please take care of your needs if possible ahead of time, pop-a-squat welcome.

Unfortunately, this event is not wheelchair accessible.

We are offering this class at a sliding scale in the hopes of making it accessible to all those who wish to join. Please select the price that best suits your ability to pay, and know that if you are able to give more, you enable us to offer more affordable programming for others in the community.

Note: If you are registering for more than one person, please fill out the form separately for each individual

Can’t make it to this Plant Walk? Sign up for our interest list to receive updates about future offerings of this program.


Our COVID-19 policy for Outdoor events:
  • While outdoors, we ask that participants do their best to maintain 6 ft of physical distance from one another and the instructor. If and when that is not possible, we ask that everyone wear their mask.
  • If you have had a known exposure to COVID-19, are feeling sick or have symptoms associated with COVID-19, please stay home. We can apply your payment to a future program if you let us know before the class starts that you are feeling unwell.

Please note that while it is up to each individual how they handle their own personal safety, we are hosting a public event and are doing what we feel is necessary to best keep this public group safe. If you have any questions or concerns about this policy, please let us know.

Author: Carrie Moran

Carrie Moran is the Director of Systems & Communications. They hold a Masters of Library and Information Science from Drexel University, and their professional background is in the world of academic libraries. During their library career, they focused on using empathetic user experience design methods to create safe spaces for people to learn, both in person and online. In addition to their work at OGS, they are a co-owner of Harmonize Your Health, a holistic wellness company whose mission is to introduce their community and clients to a variety of healing modalities that are aligned with respect for our bodies and this beautiful planet we live on.

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