May 6 2018
10am - 4pm
on the River Dart from Totnes
£55 adults, £15 per child 12yrs & under
Travelling by canoe to explore some of the more inaccessible and secret wild places to find local, seasonal plants and look at their various uses.
Our native floral kingdom is abundant in edible and useful plants, many of which are very well known and often commonly seen as weeds. Their many uses were highly respected by our ancestors in times past, when wild plants were relied upon for food, medicine and textiles etc.
Travelling by canoe we will explore some of the more inaccessible and secret wild places to find local, seasonal plants and look at their various uses. We will identify and gather some edible and tasty varieties and learn different ways to prepare and cook them. The day will leave you with enough knowledge to sample and harvest a variety of plants in your own days out in the countryside.
Event Leader - Chris Salisbury
Educator, trainer and storyteller, Chris founded WildWise after many years working as an education officer for Devon Wildlife Trust. With a background in the theatre, a training in therapy and a career in environmental education he uses every creative means at his disposal to encourage people to enjoy and value the natural world. He has worked with Ray Mears and John Rhyder, amongst many others.
NB This is an "Water" event which can be booked as a standalone event (below) or, alternatively, as part of our 4 Element - Fire, Water, Air & Earth - (4E) programme. Courses in woodcraft, bird language, wild foods, firecraft, and canoeing on the river Dart will deepen your affinity with Earth, Air, Fire and Water whether through skills-building activity or through deep nature connection. Booking a course in all 4 elements entitles you to 20% off the total cost. See our 4 Element Programme web page for more details...
Cancellations: The paddle will go ahead come rain or shine. Sorry no refunds or transfers if you are unable to attend. Please see our terms & conditions for further information.
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