(SOLD OUT) The Farms: Foraging Walk

Former Allerton In-Residence naturalist Michael Baker will return to the Park to conduct a Foraging Walk on Saturday, May 18 from 3 to 4 p.m. Meet at the Greenhouse Cafè Patio.

Baker, a professional forager, will give demonstrations of the uses of edible plants and mushrooms during the walk. In addition to introducing a variety of wild edible plants and mushrooms, participants will be instructed on which plants to avoid.

$25/person (all ages). Register here by May 15. All sales are final.

If you will need disability-related accommodations to participate, please email Olivia Bunting at owarren@illinois.edu.

About the instructor

Michael Baker is a professional foraging educator and podcaster in the Chicago suburbs. His show, the Wild Edible World podcast, seeks to educate anyone who will listen on edible plants and fungi, what they taste like, and where you can find them. He is also a co-founder of Remnant Roots non-profit which seeks to adopt vacant lots and turn them into native plant sanctuaries.

About The Farms

The Farms: An Allerton Folk School, offers classes, workshops, and gatherings focusing on art, wellness, outdoor education, storytelling, and scienceAll experiences value hands-on, experiential teaching and learning, and are facilitated by and for the members of the community.

See the complete summer session here.


May 18 2024


3:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Local Time

  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: May 18 2024
  • Time: 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

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