What: Our Building Resilience ongoing workshop series teaches us about wild plants, weeds, and flowers that we pass by everyday, their edible and medicinal uses, how to harvest them sustainably, how to prepare them for beneficial use, recipes, and more. These workshops are being held on a bi-weekly basis.
Where: Meeting at the Carrot Green Roof, participants will be led by gardening and herbalist experts Zora and Courtney through the neighbourhood on a walk to discover these hidden gems.
When: Tuesday July 19th, beginning at 6pm
Who: Here is a bit about your instructors for this series:
Courtney Raponi has a degree in Public Health, is a certified Health Inspector and Herbalist. She is an experienced educator, practitioner and fitness instructor, and is currently involved in the formation of a social enterprise and the delivery of various workshops that focus on the edible and medicinal implications of local uncultivated plants for food security and health.
Zora Ignjatovic is a horticulturalist and garden coach, passionate about reconnecting with nature, community, and food. She has been gardening in Toronto for many years, mostly in community gardens throughout the GTA. Zora is actively involved in the community as a food animator, educator and consultant in regards to growing food and rethinking all our relationships to growing, eating and celebrating food.
Why: Building Resilience Workshops help to expand our working knowledge of local wild plants and their beneficial properties. Sharing this knowledge is important for sustainability, inter-generational dialogue, environmental appreciation, and for building community resilience.
How: Please register by contacting Zora via email firstname.lastname@example.org, or by phone at 416-463-9031.
Each workshop is two hours in length, and cost a sliding fee of $20 - $30.