Full Circle Adventures specializes in building the relationship between people and Nature. We offer snowshoe outings and natural history hikes, however, our main focus is on teaching people to identify and use wild edible plants. Based on First Nations culture and our ancestors’ lifestyles, our edible wild plant programs will inspire you to appreciate old attitudes to natural food and the land.
We help you discover how native plants shape the community of life around them, and that there is a dynamic relationship between edible plants and the larger food chain.
Let us guide you into some of the wild places to discover nature’s wisdom. Join our adventures and re-wild yourself!
Julie is an IGA certified hiking guide and nature educator. She has interpreted nature to elders, kids and adults, guiding in Southern Alberta for more than 25 years. During this time, she has identified over 500 Prairie, Foothills, Montane, Sub-Alpine and Alpine plants. Sharing her knowledge about this flora, especially the edible plants, has become her passion.
Julie loves teaching everything you need to know about using wild edible plants; identification, growing locations, planting in your own garden if you wish, and sustainable harvesting. Her goal is to help you discover the wisdom of native plants.
Alberta Council for Environmental Education - www.abcee.org/
Interpretive Guides Association - www.interpretiveguides.org/
Canadian Parks and Wilderness Society - www.cpaws-southernalberta.org/
Wild About Flowers: http://www.wildaboutflowers.ca/
Bow Point Nursery: http://www.bowpointnursery.com/about/
Boreal Herbal by Beverly Gray: http://borealherbal.com/
Your class will become immersed in a local landscape to discover the knowledge of the early Europeans. Our inter-disciplinary approach teaches:
- The human history of the land and early uses of plants.
- Inquiry-based learning about plant identification and uses.
- Exploratory learning about the relationships between trees, plants, sunlight and the animal interactions within the eco-systems.
- The human impact on the landscape over time. How different world views create very different outcomes for a landscape.