Late Spring Edibles in WSÁNEĆ Territories

June 1, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Compost Education Centre
1216 North Park St
Victoria, BC
V8T 1C9
$0 - $20
Alexis Hogan
(250) 386 9676

Workshop Description:

In this workshop with Beangka Elliott you will learn to locate, identify and use a variety of late spring edible species that are native to Lekwungen/WSÁNEĆ territories. Beangka will also share the best practices and protocol of WSÁNEĆ to ensure ethical harvest practices. In Lekwungen/WSÁNEĆ territories there is a diverse range of habitat for native plant species; Beangka will share which species are suited to particular growing conditions.

Included topics:

-Introduction to Lekwungen/WSÁNEĆ territories.

-Best practices and harvest protocol from a WSÁNEĆ perspective.

-Late spring edible native plant species of Lekwungen/WSÁNEĆ territories (May/June). How to incorporate and use these at home.

-Planting native edible species at home. Choosing the right species, tips for planting, care and maintenance.

Instructor Bio: 
Beangka Elliott brings experience with native plant restoration projects, including the SṈIDȻEȽ resiliency project and Project Reclaim: WSÁNEĆ youth food justice. With family ties in WSÁNEĆ and Songhees nations, Beangka incorporates cultural knowledge to her work with native plants. She has been teaching cultural/ethnobotanical classes to a wide range of groups, from youth as young as five to adults in post secondary education. Beangka has a keen interest in using native plants as food and medicine and practices this in daily life.

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The Compost Education Centre is located on unceded and occupied Indigenous territories, specifically the land of the Lekwungen speaking people—the Esquimalt and Songhees Nations. These nations are two of many, made up of individuals who have lived within the porous boundaries of what is considered Coast Salish, Nuu-Chah-Nulth and Kwakwa’wakw Territory (Vancouver Island) since time immemorial. At the CEC we seek to respect, honour and continually grow our own understandings of Indigenous rights and history, and to fulfill our responsibilities as settlers, who live and work directly with the land and its complex, vital ecologies and our diverse, evolving communities.

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