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Abundant Autumn- Edible Plant Class

Mikaela Cannon is a wilderness guide with a passion for plants and sharing her knowledge! In this class you will walk the Grasslands Trail at ABNC to learn about the various edible plants and their uses. To finish off the experience you will have an opportunity to sample edible treats made from wild plants. This tasting will be held at the covered picnic area, which provides scenic views of Okanagan Lake! You can expect to taste seasonal jams and other goodies that incorporate an element of local flora.

Sampling these treats will be done at your own risk and no dietary substitutions will be made. Due to the nature of this class, we recommend participants are 19+

This class will operate rain or shine, so please ensure you are dressed for the weather and wearing closed toe shoes. Meet at the covered picnic area around 9:50am.


Intro to Xeriscape Class

Learn about xeriscape gardening from Sigrie Kendrick, Executive Director of the Okanagan Xeriscape Association. Xeriscaping is gardening with the natural conditions that you live in, rather than fighting against them. This class will teach you principals of design and planning, soil improvement, practical turf areas, efficient irrigation, appropriate plant selection and much more! By adopting xeriscape techniques you can create a beautiful, sustainable landscape, eliminate chemical use, conserving water and creating habitat for birds and butterflies.

The class will be 1.5 hours long with 30 minutes at the end for Q&A. BYOQ- bring your own questions! The more specific the better, this is your opportunity to get insight into your own garden plans.

Pre-registration is required, and tickets are $30.00 per person. Feel free to bring a snack/ drink as the class runs through dinner time for most people.