Wild Edibles Walk @ East Don Parklands!

  • July 6, 2013 · 1:00 PM
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Join Karen Stephenson, author of the field guide: "Fields of Nutrition" (http://www.ediblewildfood.com/) who will be sharing her wealth of knowledge of wild edible plants on an educational walk through East Don Parklands! Many of these "weeds" are actually very nutritious and medicinally useful as part of a daily diet or in a survival situation.

Cost: $10 upon arrival, with the option to purchase Karen’s book "Fields of Nutrition" for $5. This 63 page full colour guide gives you the basic info on 30 of the most common wild edible plants in Ontario. Kids under 18 free.

Event Details:

- Although this trail is mostly paved, we will be wandering off trail at times. Comfortable walking or hiking shoes or boots are recommended.

- Bring some water in a reusable bottle. You may also have the opportunity to use your water bottle at the end of the event to try some of Karen's homemade wild edible tea.

- You are welcome to bring a camera (no video cameras please) and something to take notes with

- Dogs on a leash are welcome

- Free parking

- Washroom facilities are on site, adjacent to the parking lot

- This is a highly interactive event so please bring questions. Due to the large numbers of questions (which are absolutely encouraged), this will likely not be a very long walk in terms of distance.

Trail Map:


There will be a waiting list as I appreciate matters come up a couple days ahead of time and cancelling is required.

I hope to see you there!

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  • Colleen

    Photos are now all posted! I will put captions on them this evening, so please check back then to get the info!

    July 7, 2013

    • Colleen

      Photos have captions now!

      July 7, 2013

  • Lynne

    Thanks for taking all those photos, Colleen, they're great! And thanks to Karen -- lots of excellent info, delicious greens, interesting and useful facts.

    1 · July 7, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thanks Karen! Wow! Did we ever find alot of plants today. Thanks for sharing all your knowledge with us! I look forward to future walks!

    July 6, 2013

    • Karen S.

      Thanks Colleen and was there ever! Jackpot - and there was more as well - we could have easily gone another hour!

      1 · July 6, 2013

  • Joshua P.

    I am very sorry, something sprouted and I won't be able to attend. I was really looking forward to the event, sorry for any inconvenience.

    July 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      No problem. Thanks for letting us know. Keep your eye open for future events with Karen!

      July 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      Karen's next walk is at E. T. Seton Park Sat Jul 27
      @ 10:00 AM. It's on the events page.

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Karen: Does the walk start at the College of Naturepath or at Steeles. I see the Parking in the south. Let me know.

    July 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      Meet in the main trail parking lot, on the North side of Sheppard, just west of Leslie.

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Karen & Colleen: I may be bringing a friend. Won't know until the last minute. Is that OK. Let me know! Thanks.

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      Hi Jemimah, yes that's ok. Your friend is welcome to come is she's available!

      July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Yes... I am coming! I'll step out a few minutes early from the wedding... but I'll be there :) I'll buy a book too!

    2 · July 2, 2013

  • Vikram L.

    Bringing two kids

    2 · July 1, 2013

  • Noor H.


    2 · June 23, 2013

  • Colleen

    Karen lead a plant walk in Windsor at Ojibway Park on Sat, Mar 30, 2013, you can read about here:

    April 1, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    See you then.

    2 · March 29, 2013

  • Diane M.

    looking forward

    2 · March 28, 2013

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