Discovering the Edible and Medicinal Plants of Southwestern Alberta - Part 2: 1/2 Day Walk


Presenter:     Julie Walker

Date:              Saturday, Sept 30, 2017

Time:              9:00am to Noon

Location:    Fish Creek Provincial Park, Calgary

                          (Exact location will be emailed to those registered, along with forms to fill out)

CCP:               This workshop entitles ASPB members to earn 1 PDH

Cost:              $60/member Saturday 1/2 Day walk ONLY



                         $80/member when you register for BOTH the Friday Powerpoint and Saturday 1/2 Day Walk

                         ($90/non-member when registered for both)   


For inquiries about this BBL, contact


Please note, if this workshop sells out, we will be offering an additional walk the same day.  If registration is full, please email us to be on the waitlist/potential 2nd walk.


Additonal Note:

Part 1: Presentation (Fri Sept 29) and Part 2: 1/2 Day Walk (Sat Sept 30) compliment each other nicely to make up an entire workshop.  They can also be registered for separately as they do not have to be completed together.



Join us for this 1/2 day guided walk in Fish Creek Provincial Park to discover the edible and medicinal plants that grow there. Many plant species are edible greens, as are roots, seeds, and parts of trees. Most plant, shrub and tree species, in some part of the organism, contain many vitamins, minerals and nutrients that aid in the overall health or our body functions and nutrition.

Through books, the Nakoda Sioux, herbalists and her own research, Julie has been working with the edible and medicinal plants for over a dozen years. She looks forward to sharing this knowledge with all of you!


Presenters Biography

This Edible and Medicinal plant walk is gided by, Julie Walker, owner of Full Circle Adventures.

Julie is a graduate of the U of C, in Physical Education with a major in Outdoor Pursuits. She is an Interpretive Guides Association (IGA) Professional hiking guide and has worked in the field for over 30 years. She is a naturalist and self-taught plant forager. She has been working with the SAIT cooking school for 5 years offering a staff PD forage and feast outing at various venues, from Millarville to the Porcupine Hills. She has worked with three restaurants, a mountain lodge, many Ranchers and local landowners from Priddis to Chain Lakes Provincial Park.

Although an avid foraged tea-maker, Julie cooks more and more with the wild edibles. She is working on a wild food garden, in her back yard in Turner Valley. She has 4 species of native berries and two domestics as well as an Apple/crab tree. She grows five species of wild edibles so far, in addition to her Sorrel, Garlic, Chervil, Onion and Squash crop. The Prairie/Foothills/Aspen Parkland are the regions she specializes in. Her goal is to make native food gardens a part of the Calgary home-owner experience and bring nature back home again.

With over 30 years as a professional hiking guide and outdoor educator, Julie has a strong understanding of the plant communities in the various eco-regions and the elevation zones and aspects, where they grow. She has studied from the Banff and Lake Louise areas, throughout the Kananaskis and down to the Livingstone and Whaleback regions. She has seen changes to the habitats and an increased loss of the habitat for many native species in the foothills and eastern slopes regions.

The ASPB is not responsible for the content of this presentation; the information and views expressed by the presenter(s) are their own.


  • Member - Saturday 1/2 Day Walk Only - $60.00
  • Non-Member - Saturday 1/2 Day Walk Only - $65.00
  • Member - BOTH the Friday Powerpoint and Saturday 1/2 Day Walk - $80.00
  • Non-Member - BOTH the Friday Powerpoint and Saturday 1/2 Day Walk - $90.00