News Release 065

Contact: Steph Deidrick, 573-751-9392

May 1, 2014 Volume 42-14-065 

Wild edibles hike at Sam A. Baker State Park May 10

Jefferson City, Mo. - Learn about edible plants on a guided hike on Saturday, May 10 at Sam A. Baker State Park near Patterson. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, the hike will begin at 10 a.m. and participants will meet at the Mudlick Trail trailhead, across from the park store.

On this leisurely stroll on Shut-Ins Trail, participants will learn about the different types of edible plants, how to identify them, their medicinal and edible purposes and historical folklore about them. The hike is free and open to the public. Participants should wear sturdy, closed-toed shoes.

Sam A. Baker State Park is located on Highway 143 about four miles north of Patterson. For more information, contact the park at 573-856-4514. For more information about Missouri State Parks, visit mostateparks.com. Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.


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