Indigenous Plants/Indigenous Histories
Co-Presented with Evergreen
In Partnership with First Story Toronto
Led by Wild Foragers Society
Saturdays June 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th, 10am–12pm
Sundays June 4th, 11th, 18th & 25th, 1–3pm
at Evergreen Brick Works*
550 Bayview Avenue, Toronto
*Meet at the Weekend Shuttle Stop, just south of the Garden Market
Online registration required
Pay-What-You-Can ($15 suggested donation)
Participants will hike on guided tours through the Don River Valley using the Lower Don Trails. Along the way, members of Wild Foragers Society will demonstrate how to identify indigenous flora. At the same time, participants will learn about local indigenous history of the river basin and its wealth of medicinal plants through a smartphone app developed by First Story Toronto. A First Story Toronto representative will accompany the tour to provide firsthand knowledge and historical context. Both culinary and healing properties of the plants encountered will be discussed as well as strategies to promote sustainable use of native species while minimizing impact upon the land.
Each week will concentrate on a theme according to the natural growth cycle of the season. Participants are encouraged to attend multiple sessions to gain cumulative knowledge.
Wild Greens | June 3rd & 4th
Flora Frolic! | June 10th & 11th
Fruits & Seeds | June 17th & 18th
Solstice | June 24th & 25th
In honour of the Summer Solstice and in conjunction with Evergreen’s National Aboriginal Day celebrations, First Story Toronto representatives will lead a weekend of tours especially dedicated to indigenous histories and knowledge of the river valley.
This project is supported through Toronto Arts Council Strategic Funding.