Ottawa 2017

WALK ON THE WILD SIDE

Saturday, May 13

Sold out – Thank you!


This culinary adventure will take participants on a delightful 4-stop tour in rural Ottawa to learn about wild edibles, medicinal plants, maple syrup and honey.

Stop #1 – The Herb Garden 

Discover seasonal edible plants and foraging practices during a short forest walk with host Amber Westfall, Herbalist and owner of Wild Garden. Savour the first tour tastes while listening to a local folk band inside the 200-year-old picturesque barn.

Stop #2 – Gees Bees Honey Company

Learn from Matt and Marianne Gee, who will explain the history of beekeeping and the many medicinal and culinary uses for honey, while you get up close to a beehive to see how the honey is made, all while enjoying honey and wax samples.

Stop #3 – Lip Balm Workshop with Radical Homestead

Convert your recent learning on bees and their products into a tangible product of your own.  Enjoy a multi-media presentation while snacking on a unique flavour of ice cream made especially for this tour.

Stop #4 – Maple Syrup with Aster Lane Edibles

Learn the details of maple tree production and unique properties of maple sap, all while sampling it through the different stages of production.  Owner Telsing Andrews will conduct a tour of her plant nursery and seed production facility, offering inspiration for your own gardens.


Event details

Date > Saturday, May 13

  • First Tour: 11:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. (English only)
  • Second Tour: 12:45 p.m. to 6:15 p.m. (Bilingual)

Departure > Transportation will depart from west Ottawa. Exact details will be communicated 2 weeks prior.