Indigenous Wisdom, Wild Edible and Medicinal Plants in the Indiana Dunes

  • September 23, 2023
  • Dunes Learning Center

    700 Howe Rd
    Chesterton, Indiana 46304
Ticket Price $10.00 This event is now over

Join us for an interactive introduction to some of the common edible and medicinal plants of the Indiana Dunes. Participants will gain a deeper understanding of the human history of the region, with a focus on the incredibly sophisticated Native American cultures. We will cover some of the essential beliefs and practices (protocol) that indigenous peoples use when interacting with plants for use as food or medicine. These are especially important because they ensure the health of our ecosystems for future generations—and these practices are inherently sustainable! We will learn how to identify, gather and use 10 locally abundant plants for food and medicine in the early fall in our region.

Ages 12+, $10 per person. 

Tickets are limited, and sold on a first come, first served basis. Please note participants under 18 years old will require an adult to register for the event to attend with them.

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Participant Ticket $10 (please contact if financial assistance is needed)


Dunes Learning Center events are supported by our 2023 Corporate Event Sponsors, including BP America, Cleveland Cliffs, Franklin Pest Solutions, Friends of Indiana Dunes, Keramida Inc., Mark J. Mihalo Family Dentistry, NIPSCO, J.F. Pelkey - Attorney at Law, Pratt Industries, Shinka Sustainability Consultants, and Wickcraft Boardwalks.

Date & Time

Sep 23, 2023 10:00 AM-3:00 PM

Venue Details

Dunes Learning Center

700 Howe Rd
Chesterton, Indiana 46304 Dunes Learning Center
Dunes Learning Center

The education partner of Indiana Dunes National Park, Dunes Learning Center delivers place-based environmental education programs to inspire lasting curiosity and stewardship with nature. Please visit our website:

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