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Sun, May 15


Local parks and preserves around IC

Series: Medicinal Wildcrafting

These classes are for people who would like a grounded herbal exploration beyond their gardens and spice cabinets, or who are interested in an herbalist-guided journey into local parks and nature preserves.

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Series: Medicinal Wildcrafting
Series: Medicinal Wildcrafting

Time & Location

May 15, 2022, 1:55 PM – 3:30 PM CDT

Local parks and preserves around IC , Iowa City, IA, USA

About the Event

Ramble along a trail and learn about wildcrafting, harvesting  medicine and insight from plants growing in your bioregion. Fun activities will help us explore local places, listen for and identify plants, and rediscover what many modern minds have forgotten. Learn creative ways to acknowledge the land and our plant relatives. We will be mindful of precautions related to potentially hazardous plants.

There are four classes in this series.  Attend the full  series and receive a discount. 

  • May 15, 2 pm - 3:30 pm: Spring Wild Medicine
  • Jun 26, 4 pm - 5:30 pm: Caution for Poisons
  • Jul 17, 4 pm - 5:30 pm: Summer Wild Medicine
  • Sep 11, 2 pm - 3:30 pm: Autumn Wild Medicine


  • A water bottle 
  • A small bag
  • Tool of choice for harvesting a handful of herbs

Please wear standard attire for hands-on, outdoor learning. 

Tell us if mobility accommodations may be needed, as we will cover a good bit of ground during the class.


Sliding scale fee: $80 - $0, based upon your access to resources.

Save 20% by registering here for all 4 classes in the series.

Harvest Preserve and Backyard Abundance members receive a 10% discount.


We need a minimum of 10 attendees to host the classes. Please invite friends and family to ensure the events happen as scheduled. We would love to meet your loved ones.


Mandy Dickerson, Iowa City Herbalist and Owner of Plantchanters Garden LLC, Certificate in Medicine Making, M.A. Anthropology, Certified TriYoga Teacher


We will meet at a variety of parks and preserves around the Iowa City area, see individual events for more details.


The event is held outside. Masks are optional. We will try to maintain 6' distancing.


This class was developed in collaboration with many community partners using grant funding from the Johnson County Community Foundation and the Roy A. Hunt Foundation. It would not be possible without these sponsors and supporters. Please frequent these generous organizations to thank them for donations of time, materials and funds.


  • Abundance of Resources

    This fee is for people with expendable income. This option allows you to assist others in attending our classes by “paying it forward” for those who have less access to opportunities.

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  • Traditional Resources

    This fee is for people who have the resources they need to make ends meet and can attend our classes at full cost.

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  • Reduced Access to Resources

    This fee is for people who are working hard to make ends meet on low wages and have less access to resources and opportunities.

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  • Under Resourced

    This option is for people who have low access to resources. Examples include those with income below the poverty line, people living with mental and physical health concerns, and people experiencing insecurity in basic needs attainment.

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