Saturday Oct 20, 2012
Cost:$3 parking fee
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Enjoy the beauty of the cottonwoods and learn about bosque plants and how they can be used to prepare food, beverages and medicine.
In the book, Bless Me Ultima, one side of the family is ranchers and the other side is farmers. Ultima, the central figure, is a curandera who harvests wild plants to use as medicine for the community. Everyone depends on what the earth provides. Caution: Not all plants are edible and some are poisonous. Do not taste any plant unless you are certain that it is safe to eat.Meet at the trailhead at the West end of the parking lot. The walk will be about 1.5 hours; the trail is flat and sandy and less than one mile roundtrip. Adults and children are welcome. We recommend that participants wear a hat and sunscreen and bring a water bottle.Call 505-344-7240 for more information. The Big Read is an initiative of the National Endowment for the Arts designed to restore reading to the center of American culture. The Big Read is managed by Arts Midwest.