Photo: Gerry Bates
As we move into summer, our favourite plants have returned to greet us. It is easy to take some of the most common plants for granted, but when we stop to observe, witness and listen, we notice the importance of plants. Join Indigenous herbalist and educator Lori Snyder as she shares her deep knowledge of wild medicinal and edible plants. Lori will explore some of the plants coming into season including berries, St. John’s wort, red clover and yarrow, and teach us how to use them in oils, vinegar, teas, and incense. Through these teachings we reconnect with our forgotten friends, and they take on a new life and offer a wealth of untapped nutritional and medicinal resources.
Lori stewards a medicine wheel garden at the Moberly Arts and Cultural Centre. She is currently working with the David Suzuki Foundation as a Butterfly Ranger and consulting with both the foundation and the YWCA at Evelyn Crabtree on native plants and their importance in our ecological relationship with other living beings. She is the Artist in Residence at Hastings Community Centre for 2021, offering the teachings of plant wisdom through various art mediums.
In the month of June we are celebrating National Indigenous History Month and offering several free tickets to some of the Indigenous-led programming we’re organizing. We are hoping it will give those who may normally find the pricing prohibitive an opportunity to attend these programs and learn about the rich history and culture of this area through an Indigenous perspective.
*Tickets must be purchased in advance. Fees for this program are based on a sliding scale – you choose what you pay! Your contributions help us bring you more online programs like this one. Ticket sales close 30 minutes before the start of the program.
**This program will take place on Zoom, so please make sure you have Zoom downloaded well in advance of the webinar. A Zoom link can be found within your confirmation email, and will also be sent out one hour before the start of the program. Only one ticket required per household.
***This is a pilot program, so at this time we won’t be sharing a recording for this program.
We gratefully acknowledge that the land on which we gather and help steward is the unceded and traditional territories of the xʷməθkwəy̓əm (Musqueam), Skwxwú7mesh (Squamish) Nation, and Səl̓ílwətaʔ/Selilwitulh (Tsleil-Waututh) Nation. Since time immemorial, Coast Salish peoples have lived reciprocally with the land, harvesting and cultivating foods and medicines and practicing ceremony. The abundance of these lands and waters, which enables us to live, work, and play here today, is a result of the past and on-going stewardship and advocacy of the Coast Salish peoples.