An ACORN Event

Exploring Wild Plants and Food Security in Cumberland & Colchester

Date(s) April 18, 2015 from 12pm - 3pm

Wallace Museum, 13440 Route 6, Cumberland County, NS

There is a new initiative to work with wild edible and medicinal plants in Cumberland and Colchester Counties.  Please join facilitators - Trudy Watts (Fom the Ground Up Botanicals), Dottie Alt, and Silvana Castillo (La Finquita Seed Company) to learn more about this project and how you can get involved. We will talk about:

  • The most promising wild edible and medicinal plants for food security in our region
  • Their uses, habitats and life cycles
  • Ways to cultivate them (in our gardens, woods and fields) and how to collect their seeds
  • Ethics and values related to gathering wild plants and wild crafting their seeds.

Brown bag lunch: 12:00 pm, Presentations & Discussion: 1:00 - 3:00 pm. /// To RSVP or for more information, please contact Silvana Castillo at (902) 257-2428 or /// This event is free of charge and open to all. 

This event is made possible by the support of ACORN, through The Bauta Family Initiative on Canadian Seed Security. Additional support provided by the North Shore Transition Food Group. We will follow up with a "Wild Plants Field Day" in August. Stay tuned!