What we're about

Want to get to know the wild and wonderful plants and mushrooms of the Ottawa Valley?

Join local forager, wildcrafter, writer, and educator Bryan Dowkes for guided walks designed to introduce you to the bounty all around us. Learn to safely identify, ethically harvest, and prepare wild edibles common to our parks, lawns, backyards, forests and fields.

Species likely to be encountered on each walk will differ depending on season and location, so there's always something new to learn. Walks will typically take between two and four hours at a leisurely pace, depending on location and terrain. Come prepared for the weather and feel free to bring a notebook or camera.

There is limited space for each event and events will usually include a fee or donation. Be sure to check the event your interested in attending for ticket and booking information.

About the organizer

Bryan is an Ontario based forager, educator and writer with a love for the outdoors. He has more than a decade of experience foraging, cooking and crafting with wild plants and mushrooms and loves sharing his knowledge and passion with others looking to develop a deeper connection to the land around them.

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Past events (46)

Fall Wild Mushroom Walk - Ottawa Valley

Bus Pick Up Location

Fall Mushroom and Plant Walk - Stony Swamp

Stony Swamp

Fall Mushroom and Plant Walk - Cardinal Farms Park

Cardinal Farms Park

Wild Herbal Tea Workshop

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