San Jacinto Museum of History

Foraging San Jacinto

March 26, 2022 - 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon


In the 1830s, the prairie and marsh surrounding the San Jacinto Battleground were full of edible plants.  Residents at San Jacinto, first Native Americans then Texian settlers, relied on these plants for food. Thanks to the hard work of our prairie restoration volunteers, many of these native plants have returned to San Jacinto.

On Saturday, March 26, foraging expert Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen of Foraging Texas will lead a guided walk at the Battleground and teach participants how to find and identify wild edible plants.  Space is limited, so get your tickets today!

Activity Level: Easy – Moderate; includes walking on an unpaved trail through the prairie.

Age Range: While the program is open to all ages, it is more appropriate for teens and adults.

Cost: $75 per person; buy your tickets at Eventbrite. The program is limited to 20 people.

Things to Bring: Water, bug spray, and closed-toed shoes. Make sure to dress for the day's weather.

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