Wild Food in the City: Urban Foraging
Herbalist and forager Amber Westfall returns to share her passion about wild and weedy plants. Together you will discover the edible and medicinal properties of the many common weeds that grow in the region. We'll cover topics such as how to identify wild plants, their edible, medicinal, and other traditional uses, as well as proper harvesting and processing practices, methods of preparation, and ethical wildcrafting. Come out and meet the weeds!

Photo: Amber Westfall at Jane's Walk 2015.


Windsor Park is just east of Riverdale Ave. along the north bank of the Rideau River. From Bank St., take Riverdale Ave to Windsor Ave. and turn right. The parking lot will be on the right at the end of Windsor Ave.   

We will meet in the parking lot, and venture out from there. 

About the walk leader
Amber Westfall is an herbalist and owner of The Wild Garden. Her passion is sharing the wisdom of plants with others through herb walks, workshops and consultations. She is an instructor for the herbal certificate program at the International Academy Health Education Centre. She also offers local, organically grown, ethically wildcrafted and carefully handcrafted herbal products through a monthly herbal box program. You can find out more on her website thewildgarden.ca.

Amber Westfall

Date:Sat May 5, 2018
Time:2:00 PM
Duration: 1 hour
Language: English
Start:Windsor Park parking lot
Area:Old Ottawa South
Distance:1.0 km

The route will cross grassy areas and take unpaved, narrow and uneven footpaths. Depending on the weather, there may be wet or muddy areas. Sturdy footwear is recommended.

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