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St. Patrick's Island Edible and Medicinal Plant Walk

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St. Patrick's Island

Calgary, AB

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Meeting point: outside the North side of the Simmons building, 618 Confluence Way SE, Calgary, AB, T2G 0G1

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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

  • 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 (children under 12 years may attend for free). Well-behaved dogs are also welcome provided they are kept on leash and the walk location permits dogs (it is your responsibility to verify that the location allows 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 are available: http://www.latifasherbs.com/plant-walks/

Cancellations and refunds:

* Plant walks will be cancelled and all participants refunded in the event of severe weather warnings and/or extremely poor air quality due to forest fires.
* Refunds will only be provided within 24 hours of purchasing a ticket. Unused tickets may be passed on to a friend or transferred to a subsequent plant walk in the same season.

About Latifa:

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is based in Calgary Treaty 7 territory where she is currently focusing on growing and supplying native plants. She is a former faculty member at Pacific Rim College in the Coast Salish territory of Victoria B.C. where she taught botany and horticulture, and introduced the first course on the nutritional value of wild food plants. 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 regularly runs workshops across Western Canada focusing on plant identification, wild edible and medicinal plants, and sustainable harvesting. She also runs a sliding-scale herbal medicine practice. Website: www.latifasherbs.com

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