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. 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
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 1:30 Price: $65
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 Berkley Gate entrance Time: 6 to 8:30 pm 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
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-weave your connection to the wild places. Give yourself the gift of deep nature knowledge.
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