Offsite Orchard Tour: Wild Edibles – Apple Edition
We are excited to be co-sponsoring Wild Edibles – Apple Edition with North Branch Nature Center
A bite of Vermont’s forgotten apples is a taste of history. Hiding in plain sight within almost every natural area and neglected back woods are abandoned apple orchards harkening to a bygone Vermont. What most nature walkers dismiss as “crabapples” are often the nearly extinct relics of the nineteenth-century heirloom varietals that made New England the global center of apple cultivation.
Join NBNC naturalists on a tasty exploration of re-wilded orchards to learn about the natural and cultural history of our venerable state fruit. We’ll do some wild-style apple picking, then return to the trailhead to press fresh cider and cook up our bounty. Led by NBNC naturalists and educators Sean Beckett and Ken Benton.
$30 for NBNC Members / $35 for Non-members
Minimum age: 15 (or 12 with parent).
Must be able to hike off-trail on uneven forest floor up to a mile. Meeting location TBD within 15 minutes of NBNC.
Please pre-register here