Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Thompson Divide
Thursday, August 2
5:30 p.m. to 9:00 p.m.
Free and open to the public, registration required.
Join Wilderness Workshop and Sunny Morehouse, local botanist and founder of Humble Herb Co, on an evening hike at Marion Gulch in the Thompson Divide. Learn to safely and respectfully utilize the greens, flowers, and seeds, that grow wild on our public lands and the importance undeveloped areas in maintaining healthy and diverse ecosystems. While you may be able to gather some plants, the focus will be on identification and education around plants and their uses. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn the status of the oil and gas leases in and around the Thompson Divide, and find out how to help this landscape be protected permanently.
Sunny Morehouse is a Certified Herbalist with a BA in Medicinal Botany. She has been studying edible and medicinal for ten years. Since coming to the roaring fork valley in 2011, she has worked at the Central Rocky Mtn Permaculture, Roaring Gardens and as the garden manager at Sustainable Settings. To contact, for herbal consultation or about her product line, Humble Herb Co, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Easy Hike: 2-4 miles total
- Bring a headlamp!
- No dogs are allowed.
- This program is appropriate for those 12 years and older who are strong hikers. Minors must be accompanied by a parent.
- Bring appropriate day hike equipment including water, snacks, and lunch. Suggested Day Hike Gear List
- Participants should carry their own personal first aid kit.
This free hike is sponsored by Alpine Bank, The Thrift Shop of Aspen, City of Aspen, The Aspen Times, and True Nature Healing Arts.
Leaders: Brandon Jones and Sunny Morehouse
Location: Marion Gulch near Carbondale, CO
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