MEC Foraging Hike with Jamie Simpson

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  • Date
    Sunday, 18 August, 2019
  • Time
    From 09:30 am to 11:30 am UTC
  • Organizer
    MEC Halifax
  • Price
    $10.00
  • Address
    300 Fergusons Cove Rd
    Fergusons Cove, NS

(large backpacks not required)

MEC GOES FORAGING

 

Join MEC and Foraging expert and author Jamie Simpson on a relaxing and educational hike. This event will introduce attendees to some of the common edible plants and berries around Halifax area.

We are partnering with Trips by Transit to make this event as accessible as possible! We will be heading to York Redoubt National Historic Site for 2 hours of foraging fun. This is a public event and the trip is welcome to everyone!

We will be meeting at the Mumford Bus Terminal, Bay 3 for 8:45am. Look for the Trips By Transit Trip Leader at Bay 3 holding up a Trips By Transit sign! From there we will take bus 15, departing at 9:00am, to York Redoubt National Historic Site. You may also opt to meet our group at York Redoubt for 9:30am if you have your own transportation. 



Details -

Date: Sunday August 18, 2019 Meeting Time: 8:45am

Meeting Location: Mumford Bus Terminal, Bay 3

Bus Departure: 9:00am

Bus #: 15

Destination: York Redoubt National Historic Site

Total Duration: Approximately 3hrs (2 hours scheduled event [9:30am-11:30am] plus return travel time)

Physical Challenge Level: Easy

Challenge Level Explanation:  Rocky and wooded terrain. The trip is within cell phone service, and there are benches and washrooms available during this trip.



To Bring: water, snacks, dress for the weather, sunscreen, comfortable walking shoes. 



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All of our trips take place in Mi’kma’ki, the ancestral and unceded territory of the Mi’kmaq People.



Trips By Transit aims to promote a culture of accessibility, inclusivity, and mutual respect on our trips, we want everyone to feel included and welcome. If anyone has any questions on how we can make this trip more accessible to you please don't hesitate to reach out to your trip leader or message us so we can find a solution together.

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About Jamie:

Jamie Simpson is a forester, environmental lawyer, and writer with a passion for exploring the natural world (and sometimes eating it). In addition to his legal practice — Juniper Law —  Jamie teaches Environmental Law in Dalhousie’s Environmental Science program.  He is the author of two regionally best-selling books Restoring the Acadian Forest and Journeys Through Eastern Old-Growth Forests. His latest book is Eating Wild in Eastern Canada (books available for sale and signing after the presentation). Jamie has received several awards for his conservation work, including the Elizabeth May Award for Environmental Service, the Environmental Law Prize from Dalhousie University, and the Honour in the Woods Award from the Nova Scotia Environmental Network.

 

If you are unable to attend due to financial barriers, please reach out to events.east@mec.ca