Foraging San Jacinto

Mar 11 2023 - 10:00am to 1:00pm

San Jacinto Battleground State Historic Site

picture of wild blackberries. Text reads: Foraging San Jacinto

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, March 11, 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!

When: Saturday, March 11; 10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.

Where: San Jacinto Battleground (The exact location is to be determined. We will email participants with the exact location closer to the program.)

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 is geared towards teens and adults.

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

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

For more information, email san-jacinto-battleground@thc.texas.gov or call 281-479-2431.