April 15

ACORN School Medicine Garden


April 29

Empire Mine State Park Cottage Gardens*

      *location subject to change

      *a separate entrance fee is required


May 13

Rock Creek Nature Trail


May 27

Discovery Trail


Note: These are all easy and flat walking trails. 

  •  ​​​​These are outdoor events that will be held in the Nevada City area
  • Directions to each location will be emailed to you after registration
  • We will be following COVID safe protocols of being socially distanced & masked during our events​​​ 

 What to Bring

Please come to plant walks with the following items: 

  • Water bottle
  • Trail snacks
  • Good walking shoes 
  • Notebook and pencil (photos and recordings welcome)
  • Weather appropriate layers of clothing - remember you can always shed layers, but you can’t magically make new layers appear while out in the field.
  • Remember to only bring what you need - we pack in & pack out all trash - Leave No Trace!  

Plant Walks

This year we are offering our Plant Walks & Field Classes to the public!


Join Heather Luna, director of the ACORN School of Herbal Medicine, for fun and informative plant walks to learn about the edible & medicinal plants of the Sierra Foothills