On Thursdays, seniors and youth will be working in the garden together. This way, the seniors can share their wealth of knowledge with the youth, and the youth can help the seniors with the more physically challenging gardening tasks.
Thursday July 27, 1:00-3:30 pm Emmanuel Home
Thursday August 10, 1:30-4:00 pm MCHB
Thursday August 17, 1:30-4:00 pm MCHB
Thursday August 24, 9:00 am -4:00 pm Indigenous Youth Summer Leadership (Norquest)
Thursday August 31, 1:00-4:00 pm Communities United Youth and Seniors
The small hairs on this plant will sting you if you touch it, but when the leaves are dried or cooked, stinging nettle is actually very nutritious. The stalks can be used to make clothes, nets, snares, and other things.
This plant can be used in a spit poultice to help heal wounds and sores (helpful if you run in to some stinging nettle!) It grows where the soil has been disturbed.
The stalks of this plant are used as a vegetable; it smells similar to celery. But be careful because this plant closely resembles a different plant that would give you a severe rash if you touched it!
False Solomon's Seal
It's a very versatile plant - the dried roots are used in traditional medicine to cure coughs and also constipation among other things.
The biggest poplar I’ve ever seen. We call this tree the keeper of the forest.
Mushrooms are the fruiting bodies of mycilia, which are found all throughout the forest floor like a nervous system. This mushroom is edible but it needs to be washed before eating. It is rare to find one of these so early in the season.