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Wild Food Walk:  Wild Flavours, Incredible Freshness, Natural Probiotics, and Nutrient Density on the Prowl
Wild Food Walk:  Wild Flavours, Incredible Freshness, Natural Probiotics, and Nutrient Density on the Prowl

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Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky

Wild Food Walk: Wild Flavours, Incredible Freshness, Natural Probiotics, and Nutrient Density on the Prowl

The fresher & wilder your food, the less you need to eat, partly because of a greater density of the building blocks your body needs for maintenance & repairs, and partly because it's less work to extract nutrients. You may think wild foods are unpleasant - you might be pleasantly surprised!

Time & Location

Aug 18, 2024, 9:30 AM – 11:30 AM

Manitoulin Eco Park & DarkSky, 18777 ON-6, Tehkummah, ON P0P 2C0, Canada

About the Event

While our supermarkets might be advertising "fresh produce", leafy greens can lose half their nutrients within an hour of being picked.  In addition, hundreds of generations of farmers have been selecting crops for size, colour, sweetness, storability, and other things that have nothing to do with nutrition.  

What this means is that wild foods have a much higher density in both nutrients and medicinal substances.  You eat less for the supplies your body needs for maintenance and repairs.  Your body works a lot less hard to extract and absorb the nutrients you need.  And if you’re looking for freshness, it doesn’t get much better than eating right after you pick something.


        Not all plants are available at all times of year. And not all plants that are in season should be eaten, for a variety of reasons.  There are other concerns about the survival of the plants, the safety of the food outside of appropriate harvest times, the historical land uses, and more.  

We’ll start with a general introduction to edible plants you can find in many temperate zones around the world, and where or when you can feel safe to harvest these.  

        We'll gather at the picnic shelter beside the office, store, and showers.  Adult or caregiver of 16+ may be accompanied by three children of 12 or under at no additional charge.  Please be aware that this is a scent-free event, and come prepared:  https://drive.proton.me/urls/MJDRRY8H8R#ScmsMelqFp41.

        This event is a fundraiser to make our public washrooms wheelchair accessible and all-season, and winterize our nature centre.

Tickets

  • Adult

    Adult or caregiver of 16+ may be accompanied by three children of 12 or under at no additional charge.

    $

Total

CA$0.00

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Important    Notes

Orientation to the DarkSky Preserve, Campground & Observation Field

The DarkSky Preserve has a no white light policy after sunset: no campfires; please have red filters for your flashlights, headlamps, and camping lamps; plan to arrive by sunset to drive a car in. The gate will be closed to cars after sunset.

  • The DarkSky Preserve or DSP includes an observation field plus campsites, the Stargazing Cabin, and Milky Way Bunkie for overnight guests. As a courtesy please keep voices low and cell phones on silent after sunset

  • No white light is allowed in the DSP including no campfires, cell phone screens, or vehicle headlights.

  • While we encourage event participants to walk without artificial light as much as possible, as a safety measure please be sure to bring your own flashlights and/or headlamps with AMBER or RED filters sufficient to colour and significantly dim the light shining through (you can attach cloth or cellophane paper with tape).

  • Astronomy guides will be at the front and back of the group with amber or red light sources.

  • On standard settings, cell phones should not be used as flashlights, or for taking pictures due to the white light of their screens and flashes. Alternatively, you can download an AMBER OR RED LIGHT app for your smartphone.

  • No laser pointers of any kind or strength (other than in use by our astronomy staff).

  • The DSP gate is closed to vehicles after sunset.

  • During all astronomy events, for safety all guests should stay with their guide and the group at all times. If you need to leave the event early for any reason, please be sure to notify one of the astronomy guides before you go.


 

CANCELLATIONS/MODIFICATIONS

 

All Event tickets are non-refundable. However, should DarkSky Preserve need to cancel an event, you will receive the option of either an opportunity to come to one of our future events, or a credit voucher in the amount of your purchase to be used at the Park during the same season, both pending availability.

  • All event tickets are non-refundable.

  • Events are held in all sky and weather conditions except those the Eco Park determines to be hazardous (eg. lightning, high winds).

  • Event tickets can be transferred to another date this season (pending availability) only if the Eco Park cancels the event. We will notify you by email in the event of a cancellation in advance.

To request change of date or for cancelations, visit:

https://www.manitoulinecopark.com/changeorder

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