Events In The Watershed

SOLD OUT - Invasive Plants of the Wissahickon

Saturday, April 13 at 03:00 pm

Nature Program


**Update 3/11/24: This program is full. Online registration is closed.**


Invasive plants present a challenge when it comes to maintaining the health of our local ecosystems – they can out-complete the plants our pollinators depend on for food and habitat and lead to an overall decline in biodiversity.
The good news is that many of these invasive plants are edible and have been enjoyed by humans for thousands of years.

In this presentation, led by herbalist and forager Alison Rohde, you’ll learn how to identify some of our most common invasive plants, how to safely harvest them, and how they have traditionally been used.

If time and weather allow, we’ll take a short walk to meet some of the plants in person and practice our ID skills


Accessibility information: 

The first floor of the Four Mills Barn (where the program takes place) is wheelchair accessible and has heating/air conditioning, a water bottle refilling station, accessible all gender bathrooms, and seating available. The first floor family restroom has a private changing table and there is a nearby private area that can be used as a lactation room. 


The indoor program will be followed by short, slow stroll outside for those who are interested. There are two large bridges with 10-14 steps up and then down. Exposed roots and some exposed rocks up to 2" high. 


We are happy to offer our programs at no cost to participants, but if you are able, a $10 suggested donation would be greatly appreciated. Wissahickon Trails is a local, community-supported nonprofit. Our budget depends entirely on the generosity of our supporters—individuals, foundations, and corporations.  Donate online today

Event Details
  • Location

    Four Mills Barn, 12 Morris Road, Ambler, PA 19002

  • Contact

  • Parking

    Gravel lot at Four Mills Barn on same level as program

  • Price

    Free; donations accepted