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Inglewood Bird Sanctuary & Nature Centre
2425 9 Avenue Southeast, Calgary, Alberta T2G 4T4
MEETING POINT: outside the Inglewood Bird Sanctuary Nature Centre, 2425 9 Ave SE, Calgary, AB T2G 4T4
A plant walk is a guided educational walk through an urban or wild landscape. The best way to learn about plants is through observing and interacting with living examples. At the same time, connecting to your local ecosystem provides an excellent opportunity to build community.
During a plant walk you will learn:
* how to identify plants using the principals of botany
* how to distinguish between edible and poisonous lookalikes
* how to sustainably and ethically harvest wild plants
* experience-based recipes and preparation techniques for edible plants
* practical experience-based medicinal usage based on traditional knowledge, modern herbal practice and scientific research
Families and children are always welcome. Well-behaved dogs are also welcome provided they are kept on leash and the walk location permits dogs.
Please dress appropriately for being outside: adequate clothing for changing weather, water resistant walking shoes, mosquito repellent and sun screen when needed.
Sliding scale tickets ($10-$35) available at: http://latifasherbs.com/plant-walks/
Children under 12 free.
No refunds offered except in the event of cancellation. Unused tickets may be used for a subsequent plant walk or passed on to a friend. Tickets available on site, cash and credit card accepted.
* No dogs are allowed inside the park
* We must stay on the designated trails, as there are several ground nesting birds and animals
* We must not disturb or feed wildlife, including the removal of plant material
* Garbage and must be placed in the appropriate containers/ receptacles
— Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is a faculty member at Pacific Rim College of Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living in the traditional Coast Salish Territory of Victoria, BC, where she teaches Botany and Horticulture. She is qualified with a Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine from London, UK and a Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Calgary.
Latifa sustainably harvests plants and mushrooms from the Canadian wilds, which she processes by hand to ensure unique, high-quality medicine made with the highest ethical and environmental integrity. She is particularly interested in reconnecting people to nature to create well-being in individuals and communities. She regularly runs retreats, workshops and plant walks to teach people how to safely identify and use wild plants as food and medicine.