Forest Foraging Walk
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Saturday, March 30
10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Saanichton, Vancouver Island
The Nature Conservancy of Canada (NCC) has partnered with Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse and Toque Catering to bring you an exciting interactive forest tour.
Guided forest walk (Photo by NCC)
Have you ever wanted to learn more about the edible bounty found in BC’s coastal forests? NCC's Travis Muir and Toque Catering's Janusz Urban will lead a learning forest walk through the Coastal Douglas-fir forest next to Sea Cider's organic apple orchard. Chef Jan will share his vast knowledge of edible plants that grow in the forests of southern Vancouver Island, while Travis will demonstrate innovative ways to identify plants in any forest. Tips for harvesting and cooking with edibles will be shared, as well as best practices for removing common invasive plants. After the walk, the group will gather in the ciderhouse for ciders and conversation.
Note: This event is suitable for adults 19+.
Janusz Urban, forager and sous chef (Photo courtesy Toque Catering)
About Toque Catering
Toque Catering is a Victoria-based catering company that crafts seasonally inspired, delicious and beautifully presented food. Sous chef and forager Janusz Urban takes inspiration from the diverse natural world of Vancouver Island. He can often be found scouring the coastline, searching deep in the forest or wandering far into the mountains, with hopes of collecting wild ingredients to bring back to the kitchen.
About Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse
Sea Cider Farm & Ciderhouse is an award-winning organic orchard and ciderhouse that crafts traditionally fermented ciders on the beautiful Saanich Peninsula. With panoramic views of the orchard and Haro Strait, Sea Cider is an idyllic setting to spend the day.