Strathcona Wilderness Institute

Plant Uses Presentation Sunday


Ethnobotany – the study of how cultures have made use of all the plants available in their environment – is a perpetually fascinating topic. The subject is featured in a talk & walk on Plant Uses of Paradise Meadows by Alison Maingon on Sunday July 21 at 1 p.m. at the Strathcona Park Wilderness Centre.

Sitka Valerian - food & medicinal uses

Sitka Valerian – food & medicinal uses

Alison is a retired professor of archaeology & very active with Comox Valley Nature. Strathcona Wilderness Institute is happy to have her return for this popular event.

Indian Hellebore - medicinal & ritual uses

Indian Hellebore – medicinal & ritual uses

Registration is not required but be aware that there is limited space for the first part of the presentation, which is indoors, downstairs at the Wilderness Centre.

For all outdoor programs, bring water, sunscreen, bug dope, and appropriate footwear. Strathcona Wilderness Institute programs are free, but donations are appreciated to help keep the Centre & programs ongoing. $5 to $10 per person is suggested.

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