All our walks are small group size for your maximum benefit! We limit them to between 6 and 14 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. Easily get to know a few plants using your sense of smell, touch, taste, and hearing cultural stories that help to connect you with each plant.
On these walks you will learn:
- Easy methods to identify plants
- What is a healthy plant community
- Edible plants and parts in each 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. Aug. 27 - Fungi, Lichen, Moss and sap, A journey into the primal world of the deep Spruce forest. In the shade of this old growth forest, the primal plants learn to thrive! Learn to identify a few of these ancient beings. Where: Brown Lowrey Prov Park 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 Price: $45
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 pm 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 pm 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 Price: $45
Re-wild yourself and reunite with nature's wisdom!
"I had an excellent, educational, relaxing edible herb walk with Julie Walker. The route was not too crowded and full of interesting plants. Julie was very enthusiastic and knowledgable about edible plants. Our group felt safe and well cared for with her as a guide. I would recommend this experience for any foraging, nature, or herbal enthusiasts. Very inspired teachings and extremely honorable interactions with nature. Thanks Julie!" - Kelsey B
"I always know and trust you will be providing a magical experience for folks." - Malcolm Saunders, Proprietor, the Light Cellar