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Urban Wild Tour # 1 - "Wild Food in the City"

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Urban Wild Tour # 1 - "Wild Food in the City"

Time: May 8, 2011 from 2:30pm to 4pm
Location: Heron Park
Street: Heron Road and Clover Street
City/Town: Ottawa
Website or Map: http://urbanwildtours.blogspo…
Phone: 613-746-2095
Event Type: walking, tour
Organized By: Katherine Forster, Julie Hong, Amber Westfall
Latest Activity: May 7, 2011

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Event Description

First in a free series of "Urban Wild Tours" this spring/summer:


On this tour, we'll find out about common, safe non-toxic weeds and plants that have a long history of use as food and/or medicine.  We'll discuss where to find specific plants and which season to look for them as well as which parts of the plant to harvest and preparation methods.  The walking tour will encompass the green space around Heron Park.  We'll finish with a wild snack and beverage for those that wish to try them.  *Please note that we will not be harvesting plants on this tour, 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.


Admission to event is free.

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Comment by Isa L-Morin on April 26, 2011 at 2:57pm
THanks so much!  I can't make it... next time!!!
Comment by Amber Westfall on April 26, 2011 at 10:29am

Attendees may want to bring a pen and some paper to take notes!



Comment by Tess Frost on April 25, 2011 at 7:52pm
I can't go on this one, mush to my disappointment. I will be en route home from a course in NYC. I hope it will be repeated soon?
Comment by Katherine Forster on April 23, 2011 at 1:22pm

Thanks Tess!  We are already in touch with her!  She is a great resource - Amber Westfall took her course two years ago.


Hope you can come out on the tours!

Comment by Tess Frost on April 23, 2011 at 1:20pm
Have you looked at involving a wonderful woman by the name of Martha Webber? She has an extraordinary fund of knowledge on wild edibles in this part of the world. Let me know if you would like me to contact her to sound her out.
Comment by Guy Souliere on April 23, 2011 at 10:47am
This is awesome initiative  , unfortunately i will be out of town  .Looking forward to the next one ,please keep me updated .i can post some posters in my neighborhood if you wish
Comment by Katherine Forster on April 23, 2011 at 10:31am
First in a series of "Urban Wild Tours" that will occur monthly this spring/summer!  Will post details about the other tours soon.

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