What You'll Get
- $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 Zilker Park. Attendees should meet in front of the Austin Nature and Science Center (2389 Stratford Drive, Austin, TX 78746) in Zilker Park. Please park in the parking lot off of Stratford Drive under the MoPac Expressway bridge and walk up the hill to the nature center.
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 Zilker 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 Zilker 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).
The Fine Print
Promotional value expires Mar 26, 2017. Limit 8/person. Redeem on day of class for a ticket at the venue. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects merchant's current ticket prices, which may change. ADA seating cannot be guaranteed; contact box office prior to purchase for availability. Ticket value includes all fees. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.