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It's a Wild Thing! Foraging Workshop

Jennie Akse is leading a wild edible and medicinal plant exploration on the Island this weekend -- sign up with the info below and meet at the Cafe for a coffee & brunch before heading out to forage!

Day of Wild Edible and Medicinal Plant Exploration - Toronto

  • Get your walking boots on and join us for a day-long exploration in the art of foraging food and herbal remedies from the wild. You'll have a chance to deepen your relationship with wild plants, learning which ones are safe and useful, and why -- by observing, touching, smelling and tasting. The ethics of foraging responsibly and sustainably will be also highlighted.

  • Bring a lunch, snacks, and a thermos of hot water for making on-the-spot wild teas to sample along the way. You'll also want to bring a pencil and camera to record your observations.

     What to Bring 

    Bring a bag lunch and drinking water; gardening gloves (optional); small paper bags, notebook with pen/pencil and cellophane tape for leaf samples. It's wise to use a backpack so your hands are free. 

    Dress for the weather - good solid boots or walking shoes.

    Once signed up, please be sure you are committed to join us, be it RAIN or SHINE! 

Earlier Event: May 16
First Brunch of the Season May 16!
Later Event: May 22
The Key-Lites Summer Kick-off