Join Herbalist and Nature Guide Chad Cornell (Hollow Reed Holistic) on a local plant walk this Summer at the Forks. The grounds at the forks exhibit many cultivated and wild growing plants that are well known around the world for their health benefits / uses as wild foods. Though we will not be harvesting any plants from the site we will focus on the ways one would historically and respectfully harvest, prepare, and use such plants in a safe and practical way.
Chad has studied the use of medicinal plants and wild foods for over 20 years now and believes they were not only an important part of our collective history - but also an important part of our future. The film he both wrote and presented Our Common Roots- Unveiling Our Global Traditions of Healing with Plants has inspired an international audience. Chad teaches and acts as a consultant with The University of Winnipeg Indigenous Studies Department as well as Red River College and travels widely to share his knowledge of plants and how we can work with the Plant Queendom to access greater health and happiness.
The incredible array of plants we see here in our Prairie landscape are a great example of what happens when Indigenous and non-native plants come together to provide a greater diversity of benefits to us all. Plants feed us, give us clothing, provide us clean air, and are medicines to each of us regardless of our race, religion, or belief systems. The world of plants offers us a great avenue to explore the beauty and power of nature as well as the gifts of our common human heritage. The Forks is an ideal place to explore on this topic and we will cover atleast 16 local plants in detail.
Each plant walk will lasts about 1.5 hours and the cost is $25 - Group size is limited to 12. Children are welcome and kids under the age of 13 pay half price.