Guide:
Name: Amber Westfall
When
Date: May 02, 2015
Time: 1:00 PM
Duration: 1.5 hr
Language: English
Where
Start: Heron Park Pavilion
End: Same
Area: Heron Park
Distance: 1.5 km
Accessibility:

The route covers grassy areas and unpaved paths.  Depending on the weather, there may be wet or muddy areas.  Sturdy footwear is recommended.

Wild Food in the City: Urban Foraging



Description

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“Foraging, wildcrafting medicine, and other such pursuits connect us to the wild world and create a bond, one that deepens with use. The critical need for preserving native plants and their habitats cannot be fully realized without interacting with them (i.e., viewing them from afar does not reveal their full value to people).” ―Arthur Haines

This popular plant walk invites participants to experience up close the wonderful wild and weedy plants growing in the urban environment that can be used for food, medicine, and craft. 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 the ethics of gathering wild plants. Come out and meet the weeds!


Route

Gather under the picnic pavilion on the playground behind the field house.  We will explore the park, surrounding woods and creek side, circling back to the starting point.


About

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.