Plant lovers observing Early Blue Violet (Viola adunca), one of the first flowers to bloom in the Rocky Mountain foothills.

Description

A plant walk is a guided educational walk through an urban or wild landscape. The best way to learn about plants is through observing and interacting with living examples. At the same time, connecting to your local ecosystem provides an excellent opportunity to build community.

During a plant walk you will learn:

  • how to identify plants using the principals of botany
  • how to distinguish between edible and poisonous lookalikes
  • experience-based recipes and preparation techniques for edible plants
  • practical experience-based medicinal usage based on traditional knowledge, modern herbal practice and scientific research.

Families and children are always welcome. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome provided they are kept on leash and the walk location permits dogs.

Please dress appropriately for being outside: adequate clothing for changing weather, water resistant walking shoes, mosquito repellent and sun screen when needed.

 

Upcoming Walks

May

Plant Walk as part of the Wild Harvesting & Cooking: A Weekend Getaway
When: May 26, 10:30am-3pm
Where: Castle Mountain Resort, Pincher Creek Alberta
Tickets & info: $50, available at Roni’s Kitchen