- $40 for one nature walk ticket (up to $60 value)
- Participants should bring a water bottle, a pen, and a notebook
- The tour takes place at Gateway Park. Attendees should not approach the park from Beach Street. Instead, travel down E 1st Street and turn south on Streams and Valleys Circle. Meet at the first parking lot on the left.
Edible Wild Plants
Not many people know it, but Mother Nature runs one of the best seasonal grocery stores anywhere—the produce is even free. Wilderness survival instructor and master forager Mark Suter makes use of Gateway Park as he teaches his students how to identify seasonal edible plants. He also points out plants with potential medicinal qualities, and warns against those that are poisonous.
Discover Foods Hiding in Plain Sight
While touring Gateway Park, Mark Suter explains how to identify edible wild plants through their physical characteristics.
Preparation is Key
Mark explains how to prepare different plants for eating.
Wilderness Survival Instructor
Since childhood, Mark Suter has often found himself in the great outdoors—but fortunately that’s where he’s most comfortable. For more than two decades he’s studied primitive wilderness living with the Lipan Apache tribe of south Texas, bow making with expert Jim Hamm, and survivalist techniques while serving in the US Army. But Mark also has a degree in education from Texas A&M University, and that comes in handy when he’s teaching others about wilderness survival or writing books such as his self-published Edible Wild Plants of Texas (Non-woody Species).