Sunday, July 15th, 2012 at 2 pm - Wild Food and Herbs in the City

Tour is Free of Charge. No RSVP required for this event.

Location: Kilborn Allotment Gardens (Kilborn Avenue and Featherston Drive). For map, click here.

Meeting Spot: Parking lot at Kilborn.

Tour Summary:
This is a fun, introductory plant walk to experience foraging and learn about the free food and medicine growing all around us. On this tour, participants will learn how to identify common, safe, non-toxic plants that have a long history of use as food and/or medicine. We'll discuss sustainable harvesting practices, where and when to look for certain plants, as well as which parts of the plant to harvest and proper preparation methods.

*Please note that we will not be harvesting plants on this tour, although you will be invited to take a nibble here and there as applicable. Our focus will be on plant identification, their uses and the principles of safe, ethical foraging in an urban environment.

* Participants are encouraged to bring notebook & pen and a camera.

Tour Guide Bio:
Amber Westfall spends most of her free time learning about and using edible and medicinal wild plants. She is passionate about ethical foraging and wildcrafting. Her cupboards are filled with her own herbal preparations and wild foods. She can often be spotted around the city pulling up weeds and turning them into dinner!