We'll explore the intersection of nature and modern life, learning about creative approaches to engagement with the natural world amidst a city landscape. In this interactive experience, you'll be exposed to the history of the west coast and learn about plants from a First Nations perspective, focused on their wisdom and their edible and medicinal qualities. We'll learn plant identification, harvest times, what specific plants offer, and how to incorporate this knowledge into a modern lifestyle.
I am a Métis herbalist and educator who shares the wisdom and traditions of my indigenous Tsuu T’ina roots. Assinboine, Cree, Ojibwe, and Nipissing Nations blend with my Scottish, French, and Celtic ancestry. I love honoring plants and seeing the expressions on people’s faces when they realize that foods and medicines are growing all around them.
Reference guide, samples
Hinge Park, located in Olympic Village between Science World and Granville Island on False Creek, boasts many plants native to the west coast, as well as a duck pond, a play area, an open field, and community gardens. Restaurants, pubs, and shopping are within walking distance.
Discover wild, edible, medicinal flora