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Winter Ecology Walk in Glen Canyon

Sunday, February 17, 2013
11:00 AM - 2:00 PM
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Location Details:
Location: Next to the athletic field at the Ruth Asawa School of the Arts and the Academy of Arts and Sciences 555 Portola Dr. San Francisco (click for map: Enter campus via O'Shaughnessy Blvd @ Portola. Close to 36, 44, 48, and 52 Muni lines. From the parking area on O'Shaughnessy, walk down the hill to the right towards the athletic field. Limited parking is available further down the driveway at the loading dock, but please do not park on the grass. We'll be on the farm the behind the bleachers across the field. See ya there!

ECOSF is happy to announce our first of it's kind Ecology Walk through Glen Canyon Natural Area. Many of you have asked us to offer a "wild food" walk and workshop so we've done just that, plus added some other features including discussions on herbal medicine, bird identification, geologic history of the canyon as well as when, where, and how to gather native and exotic species for your home pantry and medicine cabinet without depleting the bounty for all the other species we share this wondeful space with. Please note - it is illegal to gather plants or animals from San Francisco Parks or Natural Areas - this walk is an educational discussion, but we will have foods to sample that have been collected from other places.

Learn about foods like soap root, wild fennel, and pine needle tea, medicines from Berberis, Artemisia, and common blackberry, as well as identify Red-Tailed hawks, White Crowned Sparrows, and Bombus occidentalis. If that wasn't enough we'll talk about the radiolaria - zooplankton that dominated the oceans 100 million years ago - that have oozed into the rock formations of Glen Canyon created the iconic, subduction folded Franciscan chert. This workshop will be the first of four this year, each one happening in each season on the 3rd Sunday of the month.

Workshop Details:
When: Sunday, February 17th - 10am-1pm
Where: We'll meet at the School Farm (see location details above) and walk from there
Cost: $25 - Free for folks 18 and under

Space is limited so please RSVP at info [at]
Added to the calendar on Fri, Feb 8, 2013 9:04PM
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