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Wild Edible & Healing Plant ID Walk

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews.Picton, Canada

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Experience hosted by Tamara

2 hours
Includes equipment
Up to 10 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

We will meet at a specified location. We'll walk on an easy hiking trail or path, stopping regularly to look at the various flora that we encounter, learning identification keys, nutritional or healing properties, herbal lore, ideal ways/times to harvest and work with the plants/trees, and answering any questions that come up with regards to the specimen(s) we're looking at. The walk will take two hours, but we will not cover very much ground in that time (maximum 1.5 km, often less than this) because we'll spend most of our time examining the plants in detail.
We will meet at a specified location. We'll walk on an easy hiking trail or path, stopping regularly to look at the various flora that we encounter, learning identification keys, nutritional or healing properties, herbal lore, ideal ways/times to harvest and work with the plants/trees, and answering any questions that come up with regards to the specimen(s) we're looking at. The walk will take two hours, but we will not cover very much ground i…

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What's included

  • Equipment
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Meet your host, Tamara

Host on Airbnb since 2015
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I'm a Registered Herbalist and wild foods enthusiast with close to 20 years experience working with local wild plants as food and medicine. I run a private herbal clinic at my farm in Prince Edward County, ON. I also teach classes on herbal medicine and I lead wild edible and medicinal plant identification walks all around the Quinte area from spring to fall. I've trained and apprenticed with herbalists and foragers on Vancouver Island where I used to live, and also in this area where I have lived for the past 10 years. I love to share with others all the benefits that plant medicines and wild foods offer us, and to help people identify and learn how glean the offerings of the wild plant realm. I believe this helps us to feel more connected to the place that we're in, and more gratitude for all that the earth provides us.
I'm a Registered Herbalist and wild foods enthusiast with close to 20 years experience working with local wild plants as food and medicine. I run a private herbal clinic at my farm in Prince Edward County, ON. I also teach classes on herbal medicine and I lead wild edible and medicinal plant identification walks all around the Quinte area from spring to fall. I've trained and apprenticed with herbalists and foragers on Vancouver Island where I used to live, and also in this area where I ha…
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Where you'll be

The walk will take place in Delhi Park, Picton. It has accessible walking paths that go through wooded areas, open fields and alongside some wetlands. This gives us the opportunity to see different plants and trees that inhabit various ecosystems in our area.

Rated 4.75 out of 5 from 4 reviews.

Kirsten
August 2020
We really enjoyed the foraging experience with Tamara. It's changed the way we look at the "weeds" in our yard! Highly recommend this experience.
Ed
October 2019
Beyond the wineries, sandbanks and eateries there is a rich variety of flora and fauna in PEC that was highlighted from this tour. On a rainy day Tamara led us through a park/cemetery in Picton and went through diverse native plants that were literally under our noses (III never look at the "weeds" in our back yard in the same light again), we found capnip, japanese knotweed, motherwort, sumac, plantain and many more plants and learned about their culinary and medicinal usage. Highly recommended tour which would round out any visit to PEC for adults and children, also checkout Tamara's website which gives details on her upcoming workshops and her practice and farm https://hawthornherbals.com
Beyond the wineries, sandbanks and eateries there is a rich variety of flora and fauna in PEC that was highlighted from this tour. On a rainy day Tamara led us through a park/cemet…
Lidija
August 2019
Tamara was very knowledgable in the various wild plants of the area, and provided excellent tips regarding medicinal uses of some plants, while also warning of the dangers of others. Lots of info was provided!
Marc
August 2020
Must try! Very educational

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Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 10 guests of all ages can attend.

More tips

There is free parking at the end of Lalor St, or across from the Picton Community Gardens which will be visible on the left.

What to bring

sun protection

dress appropriately to keep insects at bay