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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 Milne Dam Conservation Park! Many of these "weeds" are actually very nutritious and medicinally useful as part of a daily diet or in a survival situation.
"Wild edibles exist almost everywhere and are in abundance if you forage for them. Edible wild food has naturally grown in almost every corner of our planet for tens of thousands of years. Edible weeds, flowers and wild herbs were foraged and used as food (as well as medications); and they provided all the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients required for the human body to maintain good health. Foraging for food used to be the way to survive."
source: Karen Stephenson's website: http://www.ediblewildfood.com/
Cost: This walk is $10 per person due upon your arrival to the event.
- Kids under 18 free
- Comfortable walking or hiking shoes or boots are recommended.
- 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 NOT available on site. The closest washroom facilities would be one of the fast food restaurants across the road, at the corner of McCowan & Hwy 7 (eg. Tim Horton's or McDonalds).
- Rain or shine or snow we walk. Please dress appropriately for the weather conditions
There will be a waiting list as I appreciate matters come up a couple days ahead of time and cancelling is required.