Public Lands - Learn to Forage

Alberta’s Public Lands are one of the few places the public may sample and forage wild foods in non-commercial quantities. Public lands are shared with: hunters, the logging industry, ATV users, Ranchers and Equestrian users. Many of these lands currently border on the traditional lands of the First Nations, so ethical foraging is important.

The Foothills are highly bio-diverse with many edible plants growing throughout. 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 a Full Circle foraging outing, to learn about the healthy populations of wild edible plants and how to forage sustainably!

What you will learn:

  • Sustainable and ethical foraging techniques 
  • How to identify safe, edible plants
  • The ecological relationships with plants
  • Cooking methods, recipes and storage guidelines

Bring:

Sturdy Day pack with clothing layers and rain gear. Good footwear for uneven ground, where there are NO trails.

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 29th - Roots and sprouts for tea, decotions and soup                                                                                                                                    June 11 - Stalks, leaves, bark, buds or sap.

June 18 - Stalks leaves and flower buds for the grill. (This outing is on private lands).

June 23 - Leaves, buds, flowers and roots for tea, garnish or stew.

July 3rd - Berries and florals for the home distillery.

Price: $85 per person     Small group special rate is $75 per person.  * min 4 - max 7

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