These walks are off the beaten path to Alberta’s Public Lands. These lands are currently used to: hunt, fish, to cut firewood and for Equestrian use. These lands are also used by the lumber industry and cattle grazing.
The public lands also offer an opportunity to learn about the edible foods in the forests of the foothills. The forest floor is the most ecologically diverse layer of the forest. Here lies the food of the deer, hare, elk, moose, owls, bears and humans. Here we trek through the woods, searching for large, healthy populations of edible plants to forage. The teaching of sustainable foraging techniques, how to identify safe, edible plants and how to ecologically harvest a plant for your use is key to maintaining these healthy wildlands.
- Sturdy hiking boots are a necessity!
- Day pack with clothing layers, lunch and lots of water.
- Gloves, clippers, cloth or screen bag
- Personal care items
- A complete supply list will be sent to you upon registration.
Late May to late July