Edible and Medical Wild Plants: Exploring Traditional Ways
Date: Saturday, September 16, 2017
Start Time: 10 a.m.
Location: Room 2015, Simcoe Hall, Lakehead University, 500 University Ave., Orillia
Instructor: Karen Stephenson, Ontario Master Naturalist, and Bob Bowles, Coordinator of the Ontario Master Naturalist Program
Description: Wild plants have always been used for healing and as food by First Nations, as well as the original colonists who lived in this area. Most plants had a use and many were known to prevent illness, treat symptoms, and cure ailments. From the early 1800’s onward, many drifted away from living off the land; nowadays many are incorporating traditional ways into their daily routines. This workshop will cover certain plants that can be used for food or as treatment for certain ailments. Both edible and medicinal plants will be explored and discussed in this workshop, before participants visit several sites to identify a variety of the local edible and medicinal plants within Simcoe County.
Fee: $75 +HST