Pandapas Pond Foraging Walk

Led by Dr. Mae Hey and Dr. Jeff Kirwan
Friday, February 3, 2023 from 2-5 pm

The Friends of the Indigenous Friendship Garden, the VT Center for Food Systems and Community Transformation, and VT Food Studies invite you to celebrate the return of our beautiful skunk cabbage and our beaver neighbors. We will discuss how beavers are models of community vision and transformation as well as stewards of clean water and environmental diversity. We will also forage gifts from the Land that support winter wellness in preparation for an upcoming community cooking demonstration.

This event will be entirely outdoors. Dress for cold weather, wear boots, and bring a mug for tea after the nature walk.

Please REGISTER to attend.

We will meet at the lower parking lot of Pandapas Pond. From Blacksburg, VA, follow US 460 West for 3 miles. Turn left across from SR 621 (Craig Creek Road) into Pandapas Pond Day Use Area. Please try to share rides over to Pandapas to help us lower our carbon footprint. Additionally, a shuttle van will be available to those needing a ride from campus.

If you are a person with a disability and desire assistance or accommodation, please contact Mae Hey ( prior to the event.