Join certified Practical Herbalist, Cheyenne Caza, for a walk in the woods as she shows you the edible, medicinal, and practical uses for plant life growing in Alberta. You will learn plant identification, sustainable harvesting methods, terrain and wild life safety, as well as plants that are suitable for building with, eating, and treating common survival oriented injuries and illnesses. Each route we offer provides different ecosystems, perspectives, and plant life, so do not be shy about joining us regularly.
All our Survival Plant Walks are BY-DONATION! That's right, you donate what you can (generally between $5 and $20 per person), no need to pre-register, just mark «going» on this event invite. The best part is that half of the funds raised are donated to a local charities or organizations. Monthly, we choose a new organization to support and for the month of August, the funds will be going to the Ann & Sandy Cross Conservation Area for their efforts in protecting natural habitat and providing space for native species of wildlife to flourish.
As always, a refreshing herbal BEVERAGE and a PRIZE DRAW is included with your donation! Please try and bring a mug so we can limit our use of disposable cups.
Where: Edworthy Park on the North side of the bridge, beside Angel's Cappuccino & Ice Cream Cafe (map posted in the discussion section for your convenience). *If we are meeting within a cell phone reception area, please phone 587-500-5166 if you are having trouble finding us.*
When: August 13th, 2017. Begin shortly after 1:00 pm, stop for a short tea and chat break at 2:00 pm, then continue the journey back, exploring along the way.
Odds & Ends: The uneven terrain may be rough for people with mobility issues as there is often lots of roots, mud, fallen logs and other terrain difficulties. Dress right for Calgary, Alberta weather; in layers, and wear solid footwear. There are public washrooms on site, though we are not certain of their operating hours. Remember to bring some water! We will be there rain, snow or shine unless extreme weather prompts us to cancel the event. Car pooling can often be arranged, so please reach out if you need a ride.
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About Instructor: Cheyenne Caza is an active certified Practical Herbalist, Certified Reflexologist, and the owner of Wisewood Apothecary. She is a born and raised Calgarian, spending much of her time building forts, eating wild greens, and running around the woods of the city's great parks and surrounding landscapes. After growing up a little bit and fine-tuning her education, Cheyenne's love for local plant life flourished and became a major focus in her life. Join her in exploring the rich and diverse plant kingdom of Alberta ♥