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Wild edible and medicinal spring plants  - Workshop (English)
Wild edible and medicinal spring plants  - Workshop (English)

Fri, Apr 28


Herboristerie La Fée des Bois

Wild edible and medicinal spring plants - Workshop (English)

Discover the first long-awaited wild plants at the start of the season and live the experience of picking in the forest and in the fields.

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Time and place

Apr 28, 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Herboristerie La Fée des Bois, 34 Chem. Greermount, Shawville, QC J0X 2Y0, Canada

About this event

Discover the first long-awaited wild plants at the start of the season and live the experience of picking in the forest and in the fields.  Learn to identify spring plants and several species of trees, the parts to pick, and their edible and medicinal uses. Learn the skills to easily pick, prepare and taste wild plants and build the confidence to do it yourself later.  


↠ A first more theoretical part under our tipi in the forest: introduction to the principles of responsible picking and precautions to take before eating in nature, including an overview of toxic plants to avoid. I also present several books and works in French and English for identification and a more in-depth knowledge of plants.  

↠ The second part is done in the field for a walk in the forest and in the fields to discover about twenty plants and ten edible and medicinal trees. This walk will allow you to learn to identify trees and plants, how to pick and use them.  ↠ We will finish the training at the farm shop, where you can ask me your questions individually if you have any left and we will do a tasting of examples of what you can do with some of the plants we will have seen (herbal teas , flavored salt, pestos, flavored oil, spices for cooking, etc.).   

YOU WILL NEED  ↠ Clothing suitable for the weather and walking. The activity will take place rain or shine (unless there is a major storm!) Remember to bring a raincoat in case it rains and waterproof boots.





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    +CA$1.38 service fee


    +CA$1.38 service fee





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Terms and conditions

✿ We invite you to look at the section « prepare for your visit » to make sure you have all you need and are comfortable.

✿ Make sure to have a good look at the starting time and duration of the guided tour, workshop and the question period following the tour and workshop. We will start on time in order to respect people's schedule.

✿ To ensure availability on the day of your visit, it is preferable to buy your ticket online.

✿ Guided tour tickets are NON REFUNDABLE AND NON-EXCHANGEABLE unless the gardens are closed due to exceptional circumstances. Make sure to bring rain gear if it rains.

✿ We ask you to be respectful during the guided tour and workshop and not talk over the person giving the tour/workshop (children and their parents being an exception of course).

✿ We include 30 minutes for a question period after each tour/workshop and invite you to keep your questions for the end of the tour/workshop and to stay focused on the topics of the workshop during that group time. As for the garden guided tour, there is a mini question period after each plant. We invite you to have a good look of all the workshop we offer at the farm and to choose the one that is more appropriate to your needs.

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