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Sustainable Wild Harvesting

Sustainable Wild Harvesting

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Wild harvesting is a fun and often delicious way to interact with nature. How can we benefit from local wild resources with minimal impact to the environment? Students will learn key aspects of plant life cycles, and gain resources for proper identification of plants including recognizing invasive species. In this one-day workshop, you will learn how to determine healthy plant populations, where to safely harvest, and practical tools and resources to become a steward of your own backyard.

Learning Outcomes:

- Discover why sustainable harvesting is important
- Understanding of ecological harvesting considerations
- Legal harvesting considerations
- Techniques to harvest flowers, seeds, branches and roots
- Harvesting techniques to minimize introduction of invasives and disease
- Simple qualitative and quantitative population monitoring assessment

NOTE: As interest in wild foraging grows it is vital that this training be accompanied by knowledge and appreciation towards land stewardship.

Who should take this course? Anyone who currently practices or is interested in wild harvesting, and anyone interested in land stewardship. Beginners are welcome.

This workshop is taking place on the traditional lands of the Xwsepsum (Esquimalt) & Lkwungen (Songhees) families. We acknowledge that sustainable land stewardship has already been practised on this land for thousands of year.

All Ages
Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road, Victoria, British Columbia, V9B 5Y2 See Map
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Cycling Earth Sciences
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Royal Roads University
2005 Sooke Road

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