This course will teach students how to identify 50-75 different species of plants, trees, shrubs, ferns, and lichens. The course involves an evening seminar at the Bancroft Campus of Loyalist College, followed by a 1-day field practical hike in Bancroft. Students are to supply proper clothing, lunch/snacks, and transportation. Optional edibles manual will be available for sale at $15 per copy.
• basic principles of ecology and habitats
• species preferences and site distribution
• rules and regulations
• safety and health concerns
• ethics of plant foraging
• Students will also learn to make teas, salads, jams, and Bannock