Identifying Medicinal and Edible Plants Hike
Venue: Rock Castle Gorge, Floyd
Organizations: Fancy Gap Hiking
Date: Saturday, May 8, 2021
Time: 1:00 PM - TBD
Event Types: Miscellaneous, Speaking Engagements
Cost: Free
Fancy Gap Hiking presents an Identifying Medicinal and Edible Plants Hike on Saturday, May 8, 2021 at Rock Castle Gorge in Floyd, VA.

Join clinical herbalist and community educator Mel Kasting, RH (AHG) for an exploratory botanical experience walking the ridge of Rock Castle Gorge.

In the first part of the hike, we will learn to identify a handful of medicinal and edible plants along the trail and chat about how to harvest, prepare and use those herbs. In the second part of the hike, we will choose one plant each and spend some time learning simple somatic practices to bring our plant connections home with us.

There is a maximum of 10 participants and registration is required. To register, email

Fancy Gap Hiking offers guided hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains although we focus on the Fancy Gap area which offers quieter trails. Distance and pace varies depending on the hike theme. Free community hikes are also offered throughout the year.


For more information on Rock Castle Gorge, visit: or call 828-298-0398.

For more information on the hike, visit:
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