Public and Private Land - Learn to Forage

Alberta’s Public Lands are one of the few places the public may sample and forage in small (non-commercial) quantities. These lands are also visited by: hunters, the logging industry, ATV users, Ranchers and Equestrian users.                                                                                            It is important to know which users are in the area you want to forage and how to be respectful of their activities, as well as respecting the traditional lands of the First Nation, that you are on.

The Foothills are highly bio-diverse and because of the changes in slope, aspect, forest cover and elevation,  different edible foods grow in each eco-system. The Foothills are also one of the most highly impacted areas in Alberta by industry.

The food of deer, hare, elk, moose, owls, bears, porcupine, songbirds, rodents and insects are all here. So learning to share is important. Join us on a foraging outing, to find the healthy populations of wild edible plants. 

What you will learn:

  • Sustainable and ethical foraging techniques 
  • How to identify safe, edible plants
  • How to ecologically, harvest plants
  • Recipes and storage guidelines

Bring:

Sturdy hiking boots                                                                                                                                                                                                                  Day pack with clothing layers and rain gear.                                                                                                                                                                            Lunch and 2 water bottles.

  • Gloves, clippers, cloth or screen bag
  • Digging tools
  • Personal care items
  • A complete supply list will be sent to you upon registration.

Dates: May 30th - Bark for tea and medicine                                                                                                                                                                                         June 5 - Roots and leaves for tea and medicine                                                                                                                                                                       June 12 - Stalks and leaves for soups                                                                                                                                                                                         June 19 - Stalks leaves and flower buds for  the grill. ( This outing is on private lands).                                                                                                   June 27 - Stalks, leaves, buds and roots for a stew.

Price: $105 per person      A great outing for small groups. * min 5


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