Foraging Experience - Honey Hill Homestead

Nutrient dense wild foods and medicines are everywhere! The fall harvest spills into our heavily trafficked human spaces, offering us a grand opportunity to seek vitality and sound health on highly accessible, already well-trodden paths.

Together we will approach wild food as an elemental piece of being connected creatures rather than a last-ditch survival trick.

Learn the brilliance and simplicity of incorporating wild foods in your diet using simple recipes and preservation techniques. Meet and learn to identify common edible plants growing prolifically and abundantly in New England and discover their medicinal actions, processing techniques, nutritional profiles, and more!

We will discuss a variety of easy and effective ways to preserve fall’s wild bounty, including medicinal preparations, prioritizing nutrient preservation and flavor, and stretching the green world's gifts through the depths of winter.

Students will become more confident and literate engaging with the green world in a respectful way. Informative handouts and a light wild food snack will be provided.

August medicinal foods: wild carrot, elderberry, rosehips, blueberry, plantain seed, angelica seeds, beach plum, wild chokecherry, aronia, sumac, sheep sorrel, chicken of the woods, oyster mushroom, etc.

Late September medicinal foods: oak, walnut, acorn, autumn olive, hickory nuts, burdock root, dandelion root, kousa berries, wild grape, butternuts, wild cranberry, hawthorne, apples, stinging nettle, etc.  

Additional information regarding this experience

What's Included?

Guided walk 

Overview of responsible foraging 

Identification of edible plants  

Wild food snack

What to Bring


Plenty of drinking water

Sun protection (sunscreen, hat, sunglasses)

Bug spray 

Layers appropriate for weather 

Other Notes:

Held rain or shine at:
The Honey Hill Homestead
48 Trouble St. Cummington, MA  
Follow signs for parking in the field just up the hill from the house. We'll meet in the pavilion left of the entrance.
Fitness Level:
Skill Level:
August 12 September 24
Each participant, or their guardian, must sign a waiver to participate in an Adventure East experience. Following payment of your online booking, your reservation confirmation will include a link to e-sign the waiver. Due to insurance requirements, we are unable to accommodate guests who do not sign a waiver.