Forest Park (Kids 12 & Under)

at "Wildman" Steve Brill - Kew Gardens

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Price:
$10 32 seats left
Start Date:

Sun, Oct 09, 11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time

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Location:
Kew Gardens, Queens
Union Turnpike & Park Ln Near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Bldg
At Jackie Robinson Pkwy
New York, New York 11415
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Important:
Ticket Price is for Kids only. Accompanying Adult tickets are Sold separately.
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Description
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 7 - 12 years old
Average Class Size: 35

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this other kids camp class:

Forest Park is one of the best places for foragers in mid-spring. Get lost in this vast park, and you'll have plenty to eat (that is, if you can distinguish the gourmet plants from the deadly ones.) It boasts a large, mature, secondary growth forest, trail edges, thickets, and cultivated areas—all overflowing with wild plants, and Violet Brill, America's go-to gal for foraging, will teach you how to identify, harvest ecologically, and use dozens of them.

Burdock, an expensive detoxifying herb sold in health food stores, for example, abounds near the playgrounds we'll be passing after we begin the tour. The cooked root tastes like a smoky combination of potatoes and artichokes, and you can use the parboiled and peeled immature stems like artichokes too.

Meeting Place: at the stone wall at Union Turnpike and Park Lane, near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook building, 8030 Park Lane, in Kew Gardens, not at the Woodhaven side of the park.

Notes:

  • Participants should be dressed for the weather, and be aware of very bad subway service.
  • Trains are often cancelled due to track work. No sandals (there are mosquitoes, thorns and poison ivy).
  • Everyone should have plastic bags for veggies and herbs, paper bags for mushrooms, which spoil in plastic, containers for berries from late spring through fall, water and lunch, and extra layers when it's cold.
  • Digging implements and pocket knives are optional. Dogs are permitted.
  • Children are encouraged to attend.
  • There's no smoking whatsoever at any time.

Children are encouraged to attend my tours and learn more about the planet they inhabit. If people own well-behaved dogs, they’re welcome on the tours too. (Mosquitoes and ticks are not welcome!)



School Notes:
If you can't attend the class you signed up for, please call or email "Wildman" Steve Brill a day before the start of the class. No-call/no-show creates an inconvenience to all participants since we can’t tell if absentees are having transportation issues, and this delays the start of the tour/class.

Kindly note that price posted is our suggested donation only.

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Refund Policy

Participants can cancel the night before an event and get a refund.


If the participant failed to show up in the tour or failed to notify about their absence the night before the class, they will be required to pay a $25 penalty per person before being allowed on another tour.

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"Wildman" Steve Brill

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At the stone wall at the corner of Forest Park Drive and Park Lane, not Park Lane South, in Kew Gardens, near the Parks Dept.'s Overlook Building, not at the Woodhaven side of the park.

Start Dates (4)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $10
11:45am - 3:45pm Eastern Time "Wildman" Steve Brill 1 $20

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