Date(s) - 18/Feb/2021
7:30 pm - 9:30 pm
🌿WILD DISCOVERY: native & medicinal plants outside your door – Lori Snyder
In this online presentation Métis herbalist and educator Lori Snyder will be sharing some First People’s perspectives on wild, edible, and medicinal plants. What wild ‘weeds’ were our indigenous (and settler) ancestors eating and preparing? Many of these plants are still commonly found growing wild in the lower mainland, though banished from parks and gardens as ‘undesirable’.
With ready access to supermarkets and drugstores, most of us have little or no idea of the health giving potential of wild plants, or their importance to other species who share our space. Who are these special plant personalities, and how can we reconcile with them and reweave ourselves into the amazing, life-giving, ecosystem that still surrounds us?
With Lori’s guidance we will explore identification of key plant species, sustainable harvesting practices, and how we can best retain or reintroduce these beneficial plants in our urban landscapes. We’ll also study “Medicine Making 101” and learn some of Lori’s own recipes — which in this case includes both recipes for making homemade plant products, and spiritual recipes for helping us better integrate with our living world. Lori believes that promoting access to our true local foods and medicines helps support collective resilience and deep ecological healing for all species.
Loris Snyder is descended from the T’suu tina, Nakota, Cree, Nipissing, and Anishinaabe peoples, mixed with French and Celtic ancestry. She was born and raised near Vancouver, on the lands of the Squamish people, overlooking the Salish Sea on the Pacific Northwest Coast of Turtle Island.
For info & links see https://www.lorisnyder.co/contact
This presentation will be aired via Zoom Video Conferencing. On the Monday preceding the event, Nature Vancouver members will receive the Zoom link in the weekly e-News. To join the talk on Thursday, click on that link after 7:15 pm. The talk will begin at 7:30 pm. Non-members are welcome and should Email denis@NatureVancouver.ca well in advance to register for the link.