Foraging San Jacinto

Jun 12 2021 - 9:00am to 11:00am

Meet by the flag court at the San Jacinto Monument


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 from our prairie restoration volunteers, many of these native plants have returned to San Jacinto.

On Saturday, June 12, foraging expert Dr. Mark “Merriwether” Vordebruggen 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!


When: Saturday, June 12; 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Where: Meet by the flag court at the San Jacinto Monument

Activity Level: Easy – Moderate; we’ll be walking on an unpaved trail through the prairie

Age Range: While the program is open to all ages, it’s more geared towards teens and adults

Cost: $75 per person; buy your tickets at Eventbrite. The program is limited to 20 people, so don’t wait!

Things to Bring: Water, sunblock, bug spray, a hat and closed-toed shoes. It’s hot out here.

For more information, email or call 281-479-2431.