Come out and explore the fields and forests of Heart's Content Organic Farm in search of some of the many wild edible & medicinal plants that abound, each in their own season. With the right skills and knowledge, a walk through the country can quite easily become akin to walking down the aisles of nature's original supermarket!
Nature's generosity is nearly endless and learning to forage for your own food and medicine is the perfect way to help lead a more conscientious and sustainable lifestyle, connecting yourself more intimately with the land and local plant communities.
By late May the range of edible & medicinal plants is tremendous and both tended and wild spaces present many opportunities for enjoying edible & nutritious greens. Many of these plants can do wonders for our health, containing many vitamins and nutrients as well as a great diversity of flavours.
The walk with cover how to confidently identify these seasonal plant delicacies and herbal remedies, learning how to respectfully harvest and process them, recognize the habitats in which they are likely to be found and transforming these wild vegetables into delicious meals and safe, wholesome medicines.
There are two time slots available for this event, a morning session which will take place from 10am-12pm and an afternoon session which will take place from 2pm-4pm. Please RSVP and pre-pay using the online form below and select which time during the day you would prefer. Each session consists of 20 participants for a total of 40 for the whole day so make sure to RSVP and pre-pay before space runs out!
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions or concerns about the plant walk. Due to the weather conditions on the day or leading up to the day of the hike please make sure to wear weather appropriate clothing and footwear, Thank you for your interest and for supporting your local organic farmers!
About The Workshop Coordinators
Tom Nagy is an enthusiastic and insightful encyclopedia of ethnobotany, mycology, and traditional foraging skills. He delivers passionate and engaging edible & medicinal plant walks as well as courses and workshops on growing fungi, using herbal medicine, fermentation, holistic methods of food production and how to strengthen ecological systems. He lives, loves and grows food and community in Hamilton Ontario and writes about his adventures on Outside The Hops.
Richard Tunstall has farmed organically for ten years and we have been certified organic for three years. We have slowly been incorporating permaculture practices into the farm. At Hearts Content Farm we use horses to reduce our dependency on oil and it's more fun too! His philosophy is that organic and wild-crafted plants are essential for optimum health. Richard is also a Naturopathic Doctor with a practice at the farm. Richard uses herbs extensively in his practice and believes that the answers to many of our problems can be found right under our feet.