Foraging with Merriwether

Apr 1 2017 - 9:00am to 12:30pm

1649 State Hwy 21W
Alto, TX 75925

It is that time again!
Foraging with Merriwether's Foraging Texas, Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen

Caddo Mounds State Historic Site invites the public to foraging workshop with Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen. Mark writes the Foraging Texas Blog, and is a practiced forager and teacher. Mark's book and Idiot's Guide to Foraging was published April 2016. Make sure to bring your copy or pick one up at our gift shop to have Mark sign while you are here!

Information on and Idiot's Guide to Foraging -

This exciting workshop is sponsored by the Friends of Caddo Mounds, Inc.

There is a $50.00 charge for the program, and the fee includes a tour of the Caddo Mounds Site. 


Space is limited, and the program fee must be paid in advance. Call 936-858-3218 to hold your space. You may pay by cash or check at Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, or you can mail your check to Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. 

WHO: Mark “Merriwether” Vorderbruggen will host the program.

WHAT: Foraging. 
$50.00 admission fee per person, 12 and older
Ample parking provided 
Be prepared to hike. We recommend closed toe shoes, water, hat, sunscreen, insect repellent, notepad & pencil.

WHEN: Saturday, April 1, 2017
9 am-12:30pm If the morning session fills, then we will offer an afternoon session from 1:30pm-5pm.

WHERE: Caddo Mounds SHS, 1649 State Hwy 21 west, Alto, Texas. The site is located 6 miles west of Alto, and approximately 30 minutes from Lufkin, Nacogdoches, Jacksonville and Crockett, Texas. Call 936-858-3218 for directions or additional information.

BACKGROUND: Caddo Mounds State Historic Site, a Texas Historical Commission property, is the remains of a large village and religious center built by a group of Caddo Indians known as the Hasinai more than 1,200 years ago on the prairie overlooking the Neches River. Located along the historic El Camino Real de los Tejas, the site presents the culture and customs of the Caddo people through intriguing exhibits, displays and preserved burial and ceremonial mounds. For more information