New York Botanical Garden, 2900 Southern Boulevard, New York
Journei Bimwala leads an in-person workshop that shows you where and how to find healing plants even in the midst of the city. Discover the surprising abundance of edible and medicinal plants in the Bronx, right outside our doorstep. Explore important legal, social, and race-related issues affecting contemporary foraging, from specific plants used by BIPOC communities to promote well-being, to ongoing battles to repeal anti-foraging laws. This session examines both the practical methods and traditional roots of foraging, and asks whether urban foraging can be an act of land reclamation—and even a way to build community—in the Bronx and beyond. The discussion will be followed by a foraging walk through the New York Botanical Garden.