$20 – $43.45

Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk in the Weaselhead

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$20 – $43.45

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Weaselhead Flats

37 Street SW

66 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T3E 5M9

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Learn about edible and medicinal uses of wild plants

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Join botanist and herbalist Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed on a guided plant walk to learn how to identify and use wild plants as food and medicine.

During a plant walk you will learn:

  • to identify plants using the principles of botany
  • to distinguish between edible and poisonous lookalikes
  • to distinguish between weeds and native species
  • recipes and preparation techniques for edible plants
  • medicinal usage based on traditional knowledge, modern herbal practice and scientific research
  • sustainable harvesting considerations and conservation issues

COVID-19 Policy:

Social distancing of 2m between participants is mandatory, masks are required, and walks will be limited to a maximum of 10 people (including the instructor).

Families and children are always welcome, please note that until COVID-19 restrictions are loosened we can no longer offer free walks to children. Dogs are currently not permitted on plant walks to encourage social distancing.

Please note policies may change at any time, please consult with the government of Alberta website for updated information regarding COVID-19 regulations.

What to bring:

Please dress appropriately for being outside: adequate clothing for changing weather, water-resistant walking shoes, mosquito repellent and sunscreen when needed.

About instructor:

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is a herbalist, botanist, wild forager and educator based in Calgary, Alberta, Treaty 7 Territory. She runs a sliding-scale herbal medicine practice, and is particularly interested in reconnecting people to nature to create well-being in individuals and communities. She regularly runs retreats, workshops and plant walks to teach people how to safely identify and use wild plants as food and medicine. Latifa offers consulting services to individuals and organizations related to plant identification, and edible and medicinal plant usage in Alberta and British Columbia. She is co-owner of ALCLA Native Plants, a native plant nursery in Calgary, Alberta.

She is a former faculty member of Phytotherapy (evidence-based herbal medicine) at Pacific Rim College of Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living in Victoria, BC, where she taught botany and horticulture, nutrition of wild plants and herbal therapeutics. She is qualified with a Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine from London, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Calgary.

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Weaselhead Flats

37 Street SW

66 Ave SW

Calgary, AB T3E 5M9

Canada

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Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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Organizer Latifa's Herbs

Organizer of Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk in the Weaselhead

Latifa's Herbs provides educational and consultating services related to herbal medicine, wild food foraging, botany, and plant identification. Sliding-scale health consultations and hand-crafted herbal medicines are also available.

Let plants heal, feed and teach the people.

www.latifasherbs.com

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