Edible and Medicinal Plants of the Thompson Divide

Thursday, May 30
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. Hear about the importance of undeveloped areas in maintaining healthy and diverse ecosystems. The focus of this experience will be on identification and education around plants and their uses, as well as a short sit-spot to reflect and connect with the surrounding plants. Participants will also have the opportunity to learn about the status of the oil and gas leases in and around the Thompson Divide and find out how to permanently protect this landscape.

Sunny Morehouse is a  Certified Herbalist with a BA in Medicinal Botany. She has been studying edible and medicinal plants for ten years. Since coming to the roaring fork valley in 2011, she has worked at the Central Rocky Mountain Permaculture Institute, Roaring Gardens, and as the garden manager at Sustainable Settings. For herbal consultation or about her product line, Humble Herb Co, email sarahmorehouse11@gmail.com

  • Easy Hike: 2-4 miles total
  • Bring a headlamp, as we may be doing some walking at night
  • No dogs are allowed
  • This program is appropriate for those 12 years and older

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

Contact for further info:
Brandon Jones