Nature calls!

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Tess Wixted
What do ethnobotany, seaweed and stinging nettles have in common? All are key ingredients in Continuing Studies' Hands-On In Nature courses this spring.

After the chill of winter has retreated and the spring sun begins to stretch the days, there's an awakening that starts to call us out. Out of our offices, out of our inside worlds, and into the patient hands of nature in all its forms. In Continuing Studies we have a few ideas that may move you further afield.

Spend time with Fiona Hamersley Chamber for Hands-On Ethonobotany and learn about our innate relationship with plants, focusing on traditional plant knowledge of Indigenous and contemporary Peoples. Explore the wilds of Royal Roads with Abe Lloyd, and dig into the "hows" of foraging safety, identification, and sustainable harvesting in our own backyard in Wild Edible Foods of Southern Vancouver Island. Spend a day at the beach getting acquainted with our local seaweeds, their healing and nutritional gifts, and how to bring them into your daily life at Discover the Practical and Therapeutic Properties of Local Seaweeds: A Hands-On Field Trip with Christine Hopkins and Amanda Swinimer.

Now...what are you waiting for?

Hands-on Ethnobotany - March 26-28

Wild Edible Foods of Southern Vancouver Island - April 25-26

Discover the Practical and Therapeutic Properties of Local Seaweeds: A Hands-On Field Trip - May 30 or June 6

Contact Continuing Studies at 250.391.2513 for more information.