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Let’s Forage: Wild Edible Plant Walk with Shane Alden

April 27, 2024 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm

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Let’s Forage: Wild Edible Plant Walk with Shane Alden

Saturday, April 27th
2:00 — 3:30pm


McDonald Farm
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565


Thank you for your interest — this event is sold out. There is no waitlist at this time, but if you have any questions please contact Kyla Muhammad.


Join us at McDonald Farm for a plant walk led by local forager, educator, and illustrator Shane Alden a.k.a. the Wild Dryad. Shane will highlight and identify various wild edible plants and their uses to show participants how wild foods are all around us.


Shane Alden is a self-taught illustrator, botanist, and educator who has been featured in the Chicago Tribune, on the Wild Edible World podcast, and more. Shane has recently collaborated with The Conservation Foundation and the Chicago Mycology Club as an instructor teaching about edible wild plants. At the age of 10, he began studying acting and improv, which has allowed for a steady transition into teaching and on-camera work. Since then, Shane has had an interest in the outdoors; and through his passion for botany, he has garnered a following of over 400,000 across his platforms. Shane has traveled to several countries and cities for his research on plants and ecology. In additon to North American ecology, he also studied Southeast Asian plants during his three-month hiatus in Indonesia. He believes that creating a healthy environment through hands-on learning and research can aid anyone who is willing to learn about the natural world around them.



April 27, 2024
2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
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McDonald Farm
10S404 Knoch Knolls Rd
Naperville, IL 60565 United States
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