Learn about our city's plants
Our very own Central Park is abundant with useful plants and flowers. Tonight, you'll enjoy a leisurely walk through the many trails and paths while learning about edible and medicinal plants. The workshop is focused on plants that are especially useful for women and girls but all ages and genders are welcome. You'll never look at the park the same way again!
Please wear comfortable clothing in which you can move easily: sneakers, t-shirt and athletic pants. Bring water.
- Tuesday, June 12th
- 6:30 PM
- Central Park
- Meet your instructor at Central Park West and 96th St. From there, you'll follow her to the class location
- If you arrive after 6:40, please contact your guide directly for a location update.
- This event is open to everyone
About the Instructor
Alex has spend most of her life trekking the urban landscapes of Romania, Austria, Canada and the US. It wasn’t until she lived in Japan that she truly became a mountain fanatic and true nature lover..a hike up Mount Fuji after an 80 hour work week will do that. That was 10 years ago. Since then Alex has spent her free time hiking, camping and getting to know the abundant ecosystem of the North East by studying edible and medicinal plants and connecting to primitive ways.
What is Women in the Outdoors Week?
Women in the Outdoors Week is a week of events focused specifically on women and their relationship with outdoor adventure. Events include panels, speakers, classes, social events, and outdoor trips.
Why is it important?
The outdoors is a source of empowerment, confidence, and community and we believe that those tools can help women succeed in all areas of life. Women's success benefits everyone in a community and society, contributing to economic gains, increased creativity, and a higher standard of living. In today's current climate, it is more important than ever for women to feel confident and connected.
Is it just for women?
Some events are open to everyone while others are open specifically to women and those who identify as women. Each event page indicates whether the event is public or for women specifically.
We think it's important for men to hear and be a part of conversations about outdoor inclusivity so we invite everyone to attend our panels and hear our speakers. However, our goal is also to give women their own space to practice skills and ask questions. While we acknowledge that we have a community of supportive, accepting men, many women do still feel intimidated in mixed groups. Through women's only events, we aim to help attendees build confidence and feel comfortable as they grow in their outdoor sport.