Midwest Foraging

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Midwest Foraging

Inspired by The Lucky Woodland Find fort designed by UMKC’s Early Childhood Education Team for Fortopia, this tour invites you to embrace your Midwest spirit while appreciating the natural landscape throughout Powell Gardens.

Location: Heartland Harvest Garden, Family Discovery Trail and the Lotus Pond 

To start, grab a map at the reception desk then make your way to the Family Discovery Trail. Begin this self-guided tour by looking for BLUE plant tags that feature flower and leaf symbols to identify selections from the collection and learn fun facts about each plant or fungi along the way.

NOTE: Foraging is not permitted on Powell Gardens property. In the interest of public health, safety, and in respect of our conservation efforts, all participants are expected to appreciate this tour for the educational content provided.

SHARE YOUR MIDWEST SPIRIT

Stop in the Marketplace to collect the limited-edition commemorative artist-designed botanic patches to celebrate the plants you can now successfully identify and grab a DIY foraging kit to apply what you learned when you leave!

FORAGED FINDS

Each month, the education and horticulture departments will feature a foraged item found on Powell Gardens’ property. Learn about how these plants grow, where to find them throughout the Midwest, and what to do with your harvest.

Click below to see this month’s (and upcoming) foraged finds!