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Presentation on the Cultural Knowledge of Plants  • 1:00 - 2:30Course List

Harvesting wild plants for food and medicine is a growing activity. Typically associated with Indigenous knowledge, harvesting is met with mixed feelings within our Indigenous communities specifically around teaching how to harvest wild plants for medicines. Harvesting is a complex interplay of knowledge, experience, practice and understanding because it is more than reciting the common or scientific names or reading about the various uses of a plant. The cultural knowledge of plants is the bases of a hiking series that is being developed where people begin to learn some of the cultural knowledge behind aspects of harvesting wild plants from an Indigenous framework.

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Course Details

Date: Saturday, April 27
Time: 1:00 pm - 2:30 pm
Cost - Free!
Location: Canmore Nordic Centre Meeting Room B
Space is limited so please sign up in advance to guarentee your spot.
Your Presenter: Tim Patterson has been an outdoor professional for over 10 years, and has hiked and explored both the western parts of Canada and the United States. Tim holds a B.A. in Cultural Anthropology from the University of Lethbridge. Tim is a four-season ACMG, WGA & IGA Hiking Guide. Tim is a recognized Indigenous Interpretive Guide and Educator, teaching Indigenous ways of knowing and practices in mountainous environments.   
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