Aquidneck Land Trust plans Portsmouth herb walk

14apr23_ailt_forest.jpgThe Aquidneck Land Trust (ALT) will be hosting an "Herb Walk" through Portsmouth's Oakland Forest and Meadow Preserve on May 3, led by herbalist Jessyloo Rodrigues of Parcel Apothecary and ALT Stewardship Committee member Daryl Gardella, according to a release from the organization. Oakland Forest is located off Carriage Drive in Portsmouth. 

ALT said that participants can expect to discover "many edible and medicinal herbs that grow there. Herb walks are a new way to connect with forests and trails and to discover the hidden gems that grow in our own backyards!"

The walk is scheduled to kick off at 10am on Saturday, May 3 from Carriage Drive. ALT advises that carpooling is recommended, as parking is limited, and that participants should come prepared for a 1-2 hour tour. Sturdy shoes and appropriate outdoor clothing are strongly recommended. 

RSVP to Sophia Demaio by emailing her at or contacting her at 401-849-2799 x14

Land Matters Walk and Talk Property Tours is an educational program which gives the public the opportunity to get out on the land ALT oi conserving, and connect with nature and ALT’s work.

ALT's time-sensitive mission is to conserve Aquidneck Island's open spaces and natural character for the lasting benefit of our community. The organization has conserved 2,450.66 acres on 71 properties across Aquidneck Island since its founding in 1990. ALT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and the first land trust in Rhode Island to have received national accreditation. For more information, visit

Editorial note: Written from a press release.