Plant Walk in Toronto: Edible, Medicinal & Survival Foods

  • May 2, 2013 · 6:00 PM
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Spring is in the air!

What better way to celebrate than by getting to know the plants around you?

Join Ioni for a walk from the St. Clair area, down towards Castle Frank, exploring various ravines and green spaces along the way!

We will be looking at various types of plants, and getting to know various plant families. We will be talking about various edible and medicinal uses for plants, including survival foods. We will also be talking about plant chemistry, nutrition, and plant folklore. The role of certain plants within the ecosystem will also be examined, and we'll be looking at the effect invasive species are having in Ontario.

Whenever possible, we will also be looking at other interesting non-plant topics (animals, fungi, etc.). And of course, you will be free to ask all the questions you can imagine throughout the tour!

Our meeting place will be the corner of St. Clair & Avoca. It's really easy to get there from St. Clair Station (on the Yonge line).

Please dress for the weather, as the walk will take place rain or shine!

See you soon!

Ionatan Waisgluss - "People, Plants and Place"
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  • Colleen

    Photos are now posted with captions! Enjoy!

    May 3, 2013

  • ionatan w.

    As mentioned before, Michigan Flora is a very comprehensive resource for this area. Be sure to explore the website, and check out the interactive botanical keys!

    I also highly recommend this illustrated glossary of botanical terms put out by the New York Botanical Garden:

    Keep in touch, everyone; it was great to meet you!

    All the best,

    1 · May 3, 2013

    • Colleen

      Thanks for posting this!

      May 3, 2013

  • Lynne

    Really enjoyed it. Ionatan is very knowledgeable and enthusiastic. This morning I have my plant ID books out and am feeling more confident about IDing edible and medicinal plants. Will steam my Japanese knotweed for dinner!

    1 · May 3, 2013

  • Simona M.

    Excellent and very educational hike. Thank you, Ioni.

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Diane M.

    10 out of 10

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Diane M.

    I enjoyed myself very much and discovered a lot of my favorite plants in the same area. Thank you everyone. That was an incredible bargain for $5. Highly recommended.

    May 2, 2013

  • Colleen

    Thank-you Ioni for sharing your knowledge of edible & medicinal plants with us! I really appreciate your micro level (botony) approach to plant identification. I look forward to scheduling more walks with you in the future!

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Carlos

    This was a great meetup with very knowledgeable host. Thank you

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • ionatan w.

    See you all soon! :D

    1 · May 2, 2013

  • Simona M.

    Looking forward to it!

    2 · May 1, 2013

    • Colleen

      Me too! Ioni is great! I did a walk with him last year :)

      1 · May 2, 2013

  • Ravelle

    looking forward

    2 · April 29, 2013

    • Colleen

      Me too! See you then!

      April 29, 2013

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