Contrary to popular belief, weeds, those pariahs of the plant world, are actually quite fascinating. This workshop will consider weeds from an uncommon perspective – that of a naturalist. We will consider what weeds are, look at their amazing survival skills, ponder some of the behaviours that have garnered them a bad rep, and celebrate the ways many weeds can be used. By the end of this workshop, you might even gain some respect for these botanical outcasts. Your instructor will be Richard Aaron, a popular naturalist and educator who has done many programs for the Nature Centre over the years.
In this workshop, you will:
-learn what a weed is (there are several definitions)
-find out how weeds got here & how they spread -discover what makes weeds so successful
-identify dozens of weed species growing in High Park
-discover some of their uses (edible, medicinal, etc.) -learn about the detrimental effects of weeds
This workshop will take place entirely outdoors on High Park trails that are considered moderate in length and terrain.
$40 Early Bird (Must register at least three weeks in advance)
$33 Seniors (age 60+)
For more information about this workshop and our policies, please visit our Adult Workshops page.