Get lost in the Sea of Nature: Foraging & Uprooting Wild Vegetables & Goodness

Foraging (Identifying Wild Vegetables)

Whether it’s post-carbon, post-apocalypse, or you’re just hungry, it’s awesome to be able to pick and eat wild food when you’re out on a walk.

We often get lost in the packaging in our ever growing world full of preservatives. But where does the food really come from? In the summer months, many of us garden and grow vegetables in our backyards. How about if we embark on an afternoon hike in the woods, getting temporarily immersed in nature. Do we have to bring a bag packed full of sandwiches and snacks? Maybe not.

Come learn about some of the basic 'vegetables', greens, roots, and fruits that we may encounter on a days hike, whether in our park systems or far out there in the woods of Ontario. Maybe the next time you go out, all you will need is water...

WORKSHOP FEE: $10 - PAY AT THE DOOR

This event is being hosted by Transition Toronto.

More Information:

http://transitiontoronto.ning.com/events/get-lost-in-the-sea-of-nature-foraging-and-uprooting-wild-vegetab

SPACE IS LIMITED. IF YOU MUST CANCEL, PLEASE DO SO IN ADVANCE SO THAT OTHERS MAY TAKE YOUR SEAT.

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  • Liliana

    Hello Colleen,
    I would like to place my name on the list for ordering the book that Monika mentioned - Wildflowers of Riverwood.

    August 19, 2013

    • Colleen

      Ok thanks! Your name is on the list.

      August 19, 2013

  • Xirong Silvia J.

    And, if you are interested in foraging but could not make it to the workshop, please message me and I will send you the handout or any other info as well. Give me a shout if you have more questions. Ciao.

    2 · August 9, 2013

  • Xirong Silvia J.

    Dearest all,

    It was a great evening and thank you for coming and supporting us! And I am glad to see that you did have some take-away. I have collected your contact info and as soon as Monika sends me the handout, I will be sure to forward it to you. We will be having more interesting workshops along the way - stay tuned!

    2 · August 9, 2013

  • Bryan

    This was a great short introduction to a huge subject area. I especially appreciated the physical plant exhibits (much better than just a picture) and the sampling. Thank you for holding the event.

    3 · August 8, 2013

  • Colleen

    I really enjoyed the presentation, hands on and sampling of edibles that are currently, in our local area. I learned some new ways of preparing choke berries and mountain ash that I look forward to trying! I also just ordered the book that was going around that Monica recommended: "Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat". Thanks Monica and also Xirong for organizing!

    2 · August 7, 2013

    • Dianne K.

      I wish to thank Monika Muelman too for being an excellent teacher and astute to the reality we live in and how best to adjust to what Nature is giving us to work with. At the moment, only 2 copies are left in stock of "Backyard Foraging: 65 Familiar Plants You Didn't Know You Could Eat".
      http://www.dianneemf....­

      1 · August 7, 2013

  • Colleen

    In her presentation, Monika Muelman recommended a very unique and well researched book: Wildflowers of Riverwood, applicable to what is growing in the Greater Toronto Area. As a group, we are planning to put in a bulk order when the new version comes out before the Spring of 2014. This is not a book you can get from amazon or indigo.

    Here is a sample of the current version: http://www.riverwoodconservancy.org/MGCfiles/MediaReleases/WildflowersOfRiverwood/WildflowersOfRiverwood-SamplePages.pdf

    If you are interested in placing an order at the bulk price, please reply to this link: http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Survivalists/messages/boards/thread/36703852/post/106252092/?hash=106252092#[masked]

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Very informative and lots of fun this time. I particularly liked the tastings and the examples of choke berries, garlic mustard, thistle, mountain ash and others. Love the hands on approach as well as lecture by Monica. Thanks again for a wonderful 2 hours!

    3 · August 7, 2013

  • YC

    something cameup and I have to take care of it. sorry :(

    August 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry I can't make it... I would LOVE to , but I can't this thyme.

    August 7, 2013

  • Alfred S.

    Sorry for the cancellation. An emergency came up.

    August 7, 2013

  • Colleen

    Hi everyone, This is a reminder that there is limited space at this event. If you find out you can't attend, PLEASE CHANGE your RSVP to a NO. Thank you & see you there!

    2 · August 7, 2013

  • Dianne K.

    Would you ask everyone to turn off their cell phones please for our mutual safety as well as that of the bees?
    "When cellular phones were placed near hives, the radiation generated by them (900-1,800 MHz) was enough to prevent bees from returning to them, according to a study conducted at Landau University.
    Scientists believe the radiation produced by cellular phones may be enough to interfere with the way bees communicate with their hives. Cellular phones may create a resonance effect that interferes with the movement patterns bees use as a kind of language.
    Most recently, experiments by Sainuddeen Pattazhy, a researcher and dean in the department of zoology at SN College, Punalur, Kerala, also found that microwaves from mobile phones appear to interfere with worker bees' navigation skills.
    When Pattazhy placed mobile phones near beehives, the hives collapsed completely in five to 10 days..."
    http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Change_SmartMeter_installation_and_regulate_Cell_Phones/

    2 · August 6, 2013

    • Colleen

      I don't have a problem with that. Last time I was at that location, inside that room, I had "No Service" on my iPhone :) Kind of neat if that's an EMF free zone.

      1 · August 6, 2013

    • Dianne K.

      :) Thank you Colleen! I attended a Container Gardening workshop there on May 22. I was delayed at work and didn't have time to ask before the meeting started. Unfortunately, some newer phones are very capable of going through structures, right into underground garages and elevators where previously there was no signal. On May 22nd, there were multiple people checking texts on their phones regularly. Being a poor reception area, phones would have to power up to their maximum and radiate us with microwaves at their highest level.

      2 · August 6, 2013

  • Colleen

    Hi everyone, This is just a reminder that there is limited space at this event. If you find out you can't attend, PLEASE CHANGE your RSVP to a NO to make room for other people. Thank you & see you there!

    2 · August 4, 2013

  • Colleen

    At the last Transition Toronto event (Healing Herbs & Other Home Remedies on Wed. July 24), Monika Muelman recommended a very unique and well researched book: Wildflowers of Riverdale, applicable to what is growing in the Greater Toronto Area. As a group, we are planning to put in a bulk order when the new version comes out before the Spring of 2014.

    Here is a sample of the current version: http://www.riverwoodconservancy.org/MGCfiles/MediaReleases/WildflowersOfRiverwood/WildflowersOfRiverwood-SamplePages.pdf

    If you are interested in placing an order at the bulk price, please reply to this link: http://www.meetup.com/Toronto-Survivalists/messages/boards/thread/36703852/post/106252092/?hash=106252092#[masked]

    Thank you!
    Colleen

    2 · July 30, 2013

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