The route may cross grassy areas and take unpaved footpaths. Depending on the weather, there may be wet or muddy areas. Sturdy footwear is recommended.
In its seventh year, this fun and informative plant walk introduces participants to the wonderful wild and weedy plants growing in the urban environment that can be used as food and medicine. We`ll discuss how to identify wild plants, their edible, medicinal, and other traditional uses as well as proper harvesting & processing practices, methods of preparation, and wildcrafting & foraging ethics. Come out and meet the weeds!
Windsor Park is just east of Riverdale Ave. along the north bank of the Rideau River. From Bank St. and Riverdale, which is the first intersection on the north end of Billings Bridge, take Riverdale north to Belmont Ave., and turn right. Turn right again at Garrett Place to access the parking lot. There is also an entrance to the park from Windsor Ave. or on foot or by bicycle from the recreational pathway along the north bank of the Rideau River.
We will meet in the parking lot, and venture out from there.
When Amber isn`t tending to her Wild Garden, she can be found providing community members with, and teaching them about, bio-regional wild foods and herbs, grown and harvested using regenerative, permaculture practices. You can find Amber's blog at thewildgarden.ca.