Foraging Walk G - East Central
Where: Silverberry Conservation Site
Date: Saturday, June 10 2023
Learn about 10-20 species of wild edible plants and fungus, with a focus on their use in the home kitchen.
Kevin Kossowan has been on 100+ wild food adventures in the Canadian wild for his twice-James Beard Foundation award-nominated web series ‘From The Wild’. He’s taught field cookery at the Global Bushcraft Symposium, co-creates the series ‘Wild Harvest’ with Les Stroud and chef Paul Rogalski airing on PBS and National Geographic, has led numerous foraging workshops and forage-to-table workshops, and regularly works with chefs exploring the culinary potential of the Canadian wilderness.
This 2,100-acre site is approximately 12 km NE of Myrnam. It can be accessed from RR 74, 80, and 81, and from Twp Rd 554. Horseback riders can enjoy designated equine trails that have been restored and are maintained by the Alberta Trail Riding Association. Look for the staging areas on RR 80 and 81. A large waterbody lies in its centre, and a DUC water-controlled structure has created an excellent waterfowl marsh W of the lake. Mature aspen and white spruce surround much of the waterbody, and the site is otherwise covered by open fields with small patches of forest scattered throughout. Wildlife in the area includes moose, white-tailed and mule deer, black bear and upland game birds.
What to wear: We'll be outdoors, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Rugged footwear, long sleeves [mosquitos] and pants [thorn protection], a hat, a pocket knife is helpful, and a phone or notepad to take pictures and notes. Even in warm weather long sleeves and pants are recommended.
$45 per participant.
This is not a drop-off event. A parent or guardian must be present and is considered a paid participant. While there isn't an age restriction and students are welcome to attend with a grandparent or other older family member, these workshops are student-focused.
Full details provided by email prior to the event.
This event is only for WISDOM families. Update: non-WISDOM families can come too!
Cancellation Policy: We'll happily offer a full refund if you really need to cancel up to two weeks in advance. Under two weeks, and we cannot provide a refund.
|Saturday, 10 Jun, 2023
|Cut off date
|Friday, 9 Jun, 2023
|$45 per person