This outdoor workshop that will teach you a whole new appreciation for the weeds in your garden! We will discuss identification techniques, edibility, common medicinal uses and how to use weeds as soil condition indicators. Wander around the Compost Education Centre gardens and neighbourhood to examine weeds growing under a variety of conditions and learn to decipher what they are trying to tell us.
Instructor Bio: Katherine Harding is a wild foods enthusiast and the owner of The Wild Foods Experience, a company geared towards teaching people about sustainability, wild foods, and the ecosystems they inhabit. Her knowledge of plants and mushrooms comes from her work as a Garry Oak Recovery Technician for Parks Canada, her Environmental Technology diploma studies, her work as a gardener and a lot of time hanging out with ethnobotany literature. Currently Katherine forages a large part of her diet both in her neighbourhood and out in the forest, and enjoys experimenting with recipes in her kitchen.