66 Westgate Pkwy
Are you interested in our local Appalachian plants? Do you love to hike around Asheville? Come join us on a plant walk! We will learn about the wild and wonderful array of plants native to the southern Appalachian mountains. Our guide, Luke Cannon, will discuss plant identification, common uses of some select plants, forest ecology, and more. This walk will introduce you to a number of the astounding plants, and ecosystems, that surround us in Western North Carolina. An enjoyable afternoon in the wilds, the hike will be between 1–3 miles.
More than a botanist, Luke Cannon is an avid naturalist and long time pursuer and teacher of our astounding natural world. His passion for exploring the ecological intricacies of our living planet have inspired his studies of plants, birds, insects, lichens, fungi, and more. Luke offers regular classes and walks in Western North Carolina to share his knowledge of the local ecology and enthusiasm for building closer relationships with the wilds around us. Find him at www.AstoundingEarth.com
If you are interested in attending the class, please RSVP by clicking on this link, Community Class RSVP Link, by June 8 at 12:00pm. The class is free for Integrative Life Members. There is a suggested donation of $5 for non-members. Donations will go to our monthly non-profit beneficiary.
Please note that this event will be held at the Shope Creek Trailhead. Due to limited parking, we will meet at 2:45 pm to carpool to the trailhead. The carpool will gather at the overflow lot on the west side of the Westgate Earth Fare parking area, where the Salvation Army bin used to be; this is the area closest to the river/trees where the the Craven Street connector intersects the lot.