Vancouver Island is a wild foodie’s heaven! There are tons of species of plants both native and invasive that make fantastic free fare. This workshop will focus on native edible species that are found in high enough abundance to be harvested sustainably. Participants will be taught how to positively ID a number of native edibles as well as their poisonous lookalikes. Historical and medicinal uses will also be discussed.
This workshop will be taught by Katy Harding, who you may remember from our edible weeds and mushroom walk events last year. She has been munching on wild plants since she was a young child and has gained a keen knowledge of biology through her diploma in environmental technology and work term as a Garry oak recovery technician which helped develop many of the skills she uses today to ID plants. Wild and home grown foods make up a large part of her diet and due to extreme caution regarding research and identification she has not poisoned herself or any of those around her while pursuing her passion.
Suggested donation: $5-10 (no one turned away)
Location: The straw bale building at the Compost Education Centre, 1216 North Park St, Victoria, BC