Ethical foraging and "Women and Earth Medicine" workshops

Build upon your Plant knowledge.  Learn about plants, animals and ethical, safe, foraging techniques.

Create your own plant blessing, and learn to ask permission from a plant to harvest from that family. See what a strong plant community looks like and where it lives in the wild. Learn the many tests and tips you can apply to help you safely and ethically forage.

Take home a new plant to work with on each forage outing!

Ethical Foraging 2024 Dates:

Sat. May 4th Time: 9:30 to 1:30 - Willow bark foraging. Learn to whisper with the Willows. This shrub is part of an amazing and unique habitat co-created with Beaver, Moose and muskrats!

Sun. June 2nd Time: 10:00 to 2:00 - Discover the wonders of our ancient earth. This Old World plant is a favorite of Chefs and Foragers for a culinary adventure. It can be cooked so many ways! 

Sat. June 15th Time: 9:00 to 1: 00 - Cattails, the most versatile edible and utilitarian plant there is!  Safe, clean waters are the most important aspect of Cattail foraging. This outing is on private lands in the Millarville area. 

Sun. July 14th Time 9:30 to 1:30 - Fungi, berries, wild plants and more! An abundant time and an abundant place! An overlap of ripe flowers, berries, fungi and plants. 

Sun. Oct 6th Time: 10:00 to 2:00 - Rosehips and Juniper berries, the great combination for building a healthy winter body! Foraging for these berries is a true roaming adventure from location to location. 

Meeting Locations: Meet up times and forms will be e-mailed prior to the outing.

Price per person: $70

Includes:  Use of foraging tools, a nature gift of reciprocity, baskets and take home bags, an experienced forager and wilderness first aid trained guide, recipe ideas.

(Small group experience only) 4 to 10 people

*Details will be e-mailed a few days prior to the course outing*

Women and Earth Medicine

What does it mean to be part of nature? How do we live this in our day to day? Humans have evolved through our relationship with the land. The plants as food, fibres and medicine are a deep part of us.

This workshop supports us to be deeply present, with the plant kingdom. Earthing, drumming and playful interactions on the land, aid us to re-wild our souls.             We spend time with the plants that speak to us, and re-build our relationship with them.  Embark on the journey of meeting, greeting, observing and allowing our intuition to guide and merge us back to our ancient knowledge of the plant kingdoms.

Meeting Locations: Meet up info and forms will be e-mailed prior to the outing.

Price per person: $65

Sat. Apr 27th - Time 12:30 to 3:30 Location: Bragg Creek  

Mon June 24th - Time 9:45 to 1:45  Location -  Bragg Creek 

Thurs. May 30th - Time 10 to 2   Location - Weaslehead natural area

Fri. July 12th - Time 10 to 2          Location - Bragg Creek

Sat. Aug 10th - Time 10 to 2          Location - Sheep River, Diamond Valley

Sun. Sept 29th - Time 10 to 2        Location - Weaslehead

(Small group experience, 3 to 10 Women)

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FORAGING AND SALVE MAKING

Building plant relationships by harvesting nature's plants and making healing salves.

Join our special guest Jo-Anne Wilson of Herbal Healing Inc. to create your own "take home" salves from the plants we find on this special walkabout!

Just south of Chain Lakes Prov. park is a stunning ranch. We are invited here, to take you on a wonderful foraging walk at the U LAZY U homestead. Here you will learn to ethically forage plants and how to dry them for future salve making. Yet from previously dried herbs you will be making more than one salve to take home!

Date: 2024 Date TBA

Meeting Location:  We will meet in Longview, AB at 9:00 am. Details and forms will be e-mailed to registrants prior to the outing.

Price per person: $185

Includes:  Foraging tools, a nature gift of reciprocity, baskets to use, paper bags. You get Three salves in tins to take home, an experienced forager and wilderness first aid trained guide, detailed instruction from Joanne Wilson of Herbal Healing Inc.

*Details will be e-mailed upon registration*

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