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Walk Through the Urban Wetlands

The Herbal Healing Hut and the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy will present the Detroit Riverwalk for an Herbal Walk & Talk, Chat & Chew, taught by Mama Ravin Lawson and her assistant Danielle Nanih Waiya, on July 12 and 26. Participants will trek through the Detroit Riverfront wetlands to identify edible weeds and herbs, and discuss their medicinal properties, as well as survival uses, followed by a vegan meal prepared by the elder. Social distancing will be in effect, so bring a mask.

            The Herbal Healing Hut mission is to study, advocate and preserve the herbal medicinal and dietary traditions of our Aboriginal ancestors. It was founded by Lawson in 1997 and has garnered the support of the Detroit Riverfront Conservancy, the Department of Natural Resources, the Sierra Club, Detroit Outdoors and others.

            The nonprofit Detroit Riverfront Conservancy has the mission of developing access on the five-and-a-half-mile Detroit International Riverfront from the Ambassador Bridge to Gabriel Richard Park, just east of the Belle Isle Bridge. It will also include the construction of a continuous Riverwalk along with plazas, pavilions and green spaces.


Meet at Cullen Plaza: 1340 Atwater St., Detroit. To RSVP (required), call 313-549-3717, email [email protected] or visit