We've been extremely fortunate in Alberta to have some internationally recognized experts in the outdoors world - one of whom is herbalist Robert Rogers. Robert has written dozens of books on the topic of medicinal plants and fungi, and we're honoured to have him lead a walk on our land. As we normally focus solely on the culinary uses of foraged items, this will broaden your understanding of how food truly is medicine, and introduce you to more plants and their medicinal properties than your brain will be able to hold. Kevin Kossowan will be in the camp kitchen, and when you're done your walk will serve a foraged tea while Robert shows you some of his medicinal 'pantry' to give some examples of the kinds of tinctures, decoctions, teas, and otherwise that he used in his many years of clinical practice. The event will run 9-noon, Saturday, August 1st.
TIME 9 - 12pm, Saturday, August 1st.
LOCATION - From The Wild Basecamp, 100km north of downtown Edmonton. Directions will be provided in confirmation email.
WHAT TO WEAR - We'll be outdoors, so check the weather forecast and dress appropriately. Even in warm weather long sleeves and pants are recommended. Wool is your friend when the weather gets chilly.
Full details provided by email prior to the event.
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ABOUT YOUR HOSTS
Robert Rogers has studied herbal medicine from native elders in Central and Northern Alberta, and practiced over 25,000 hours as a clinical herbalist. He's been involved in education, product development, consulting, and authoring an impossible number of books - all in the world of plant and fungal medicine. Robert is a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild.
Kevin Kossowan is a film maker specialized in the world of wild food. He’s taught field cookery at the Global Bushcraft Symposium, produces the series 'From The Wild', co-creates the PBS series ‘Wild Harvest’ with Les Stroud and chef Paul Rogalski, has led numerous foraging and forage-to-table workshops, and regularly works with some of the world's best chefs exploring the culinary potential of wild places.
Event runs rain or shine. We'll wait out any cloud bursts, and at worst, get wet. Watch the forecast and dress accordingly.