All our walks are small group size for your maximum benefit! We limit them to between 8 and 12 participants.
Please do not participate if you have the following flu symptoms in the last 10 days: Fever, cough, shortness of breath, chills. Thank you for your consideration!
Our Edible plant walks introduce you to a dozen edible, wild plants and non-native species. Build your relationship with the plant kingdom using all of your senses and hearing cultural stories that help connect you with the plants.
On these walks you will learn:
- Easy to remember identification skills
- How to identify a healthy plant family
- Edible plant parts in the current season
- A few local toxic plants to avoid
Price per person: $45 for a 2.5 - 3hr long walk
Price per person: $65 for a 3 to 4.5 hour walk Sat. May 28th - Ethical foraging. Using plant honoring techniques, we will forage young, edible plants for an upcoming cooking workshop. Supplies provided Time: 9:30 to 1:30 Where: Millarville area Price: $65
Mon. June 6th - Nutritious Native plants. The nutrients in our native plants are awesome. Learn the minerals and vitamins that edible native plants contain. Discover the earth wisdom and our ability to be stewards of this knowledge. Time: 6 to 8:30 pm Location: Weaslehead Natural area Price: $45
Fri. June 17th - Learning to forage. What are the best tools, the appropriate containers, the best way to store the plants? Get the basics covered as we forage for a few plants, using the tools of the trade! Recipes included! Where: West Bragg Creek Time: 6 to 8:30 pm Price: $65
Thurs. June 23 - Wonders of the Wetlands. Wetlands are amazing! Discover the rich variety of food, tools, and art of the wetland plants. These plants were important to the Settlers and First Nation alike. Where: Fish Creek Prov Park, Voiter flats Time: 6 to 8:30 pm Price: $45
Tues. July 5th - Homesteaders juice and jam. A berry walk in Edworthy park. The native berries were all the homesteaders had to work with. Many great jams and syrups were made from the wild berries. Discover these and more unusual berries on this fun and tasty walk! Where: Edworthy park, river side Time: 9:30 to 12:00 Price: $45
Fri. July 8 - Women of Power. Learn about the meditations and intuition, songs and grounding that the women brought and bring, to nature harvesting. Build on your natural relationship with our native plants. Time: 1:30 to 4:00 Where: Weaslehead Natural area Price: $45
Tues. July 12 - Berries, shrubs and edible bulbs. Summer's heat brings on the ripening process and spring plants go to seed. The nutrient cycle goes around and different plants begin to flower. Discover the cycle of the "Strong Sun Moon" as we walk the land. Where: Nose Hill 14 st. Time: 10:00 to 12:30 Price: $45
Wed, July 27 - Moon of the Ripe Berries - The Sun and Moon cycles have a direct relationship with plants growth, fruiting and seeding cycle. Some berries ripen early and some later. Discover the ripening berries of this July lunar month as we walk the trails of Fish Creek. Where: Voiter Flats, Fish Creek Prov Park Time: 1 to 3:30 Price: $45
Sat. July 30th - Moss, Lichen, Fungi and Sap A journey into the primal world of the deep woods. Explore the rich world of a moist Spruce Forest. In the shade of this older forest the primal plants thrive. Learn to identify and explore these ancient plants. Where: Brown Lowrey Provincial Park Time: 10 to 1:30 Price: $65
Wed. Aug 3rd - Trees of the Celts - Trees are often considered the highest member of the Plant communities. What do we know about trees, what can trees teach us. The Celts knew the wisdom of the trees. Rediscover this knowledge once again! Where: Edworthy Park, river side. Time: 1 to 3:30 Price: $45
Tues. Aug 9 - Foods of the Canyons and coulees - Deep in the shade, along a tiny creek is a unique habitat where very specific plants grow. Learn the wisdom, the foods and nutritious plants of these special places. Where: Big hill Creek, Cochrane Time: 9:30 to 12:30 Price: $45
Thurs. Aug. 11 - Plants of the sacred Prairies - A true intact prairie grasslands grows more edible foods than any other habitat. Many sacred plants also grow here. Learn the secrets of our Sacred Prairie grasslands and the special plants that grow there. Where: Nose hill park Edgemont entrance Time: 6 to 8:30 Price: $45
Sun. Aug. 21 - Seeds of the land - What seeds are edible? How do you identify the many plant seeds of your favorite edible plants? Complete your knowledge of the life cycle of the wild edible plants of the Foothills. Where: West Bragg Creek Time: 9:30 to 1:30 Price: $65
Fri. Sept. 9 - Late ripening berries and plants. Each plant has it's own season. Discover the late ripening berries and the late season edible flowers and plants. Where: Sandy Beach park Time: 9 to 12:30
Tues. Sept. 13 - Fall fruits for tea, jam and baking. Cool nights and the changing season can be a factor in the fruits of the fall harvest. Connect with the seasons and life cycles in the world of edible plants. Where: Edworthy park, river side. Time: 6:30 to 8:30 Price: $45
Fri. Sept. 16 - Fruits and nuts of the forest. North facing hills are shady and cooler, often the season for fruits and seeds is a bit later here. Take a walk in this riparian forest and shrublands for the berries and seeds along the Bow river. Where: Bowness Park Time: 6 to 8:30 Price: $45
Wed. Sept. 21 - Equinox plants of the northern hemisphere. Many of our edible plants grow throughout the top of our planet. Northern Hemisphere plants are different from Southern hemisphere plants. What edible and medicinal plants here, grow in Norway, England or France? Where: Weaslehead park, south entrance Time: 6:30 to 8 pm
Re-weave your connection to the wild places. Give yourself the gift of deep nature knowledge.
"Thank you so much for conducting such a great nature walk around the Leighton Centre. I can't wait to go back and paint in some of the locations we walked through, incorporating the flowers we saw." - Dorothy