Full Circle Adventures has been connecting people to nature for over 11 years. Our wild, edible plant walks, hikes, and snowshoe outings are renowned. We have learned from the Nakoda Sioux, Kutenai and Cherokee teachings as well as self training. Based on our staff's First Nations and European ancestors’ lifestyles, our edible wild plant programs inspire a deeper connection to the land, the eco-regions we live in.
Discover how native plants shape the community of life around them, the insect, bird and mammal food chain. Let us guide you into the wild places and discover nature’s wisdom together. Sign up and re-wild yourself!
Julie is an IGA certified, professional hiking guide and nature educator. She has interpreted nature to elders, kids and adults in Southern Alberta for more than 25 years. Julie has explored the plants of the Prairie, Foothills, Montane, Sub-Alpine and Alpine eco-regions. 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, wildlife plants, sustainable harvesting and how to plant wild edibles in your own garden. Her goal is to help you discover the wisdom of native plants and become a plant ally.
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 First Nations and 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.