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Foraging in Eastern Ontario
Foraging in Eastern Ontario

Foraging in Eastern Ontario

Pierre Blin, director of Rivers and Roots nature programs, will present the where, what, why and how of foraging for foods, medicines and more. English presentation.

Time & Location


Room A125

About the event

Learning to forage for all sorts of foods, ferments, medicines, teas, and useful materials such as dyes and craft materials, is a practice that brings nature connection and joy to all your outdoor endeavours, from wilderness trips to walking your dog and waiting for the bus.

Pierre was raised in the suburbs of Toronto and was blessed to have a little forested ravine to explore, and to have taken summer trips to the great lake and shield country of Muskoka.  He has had a life-long fascination with nature,  and ancestral skills and ways.  He has studied wildfood, foraging and herbology with masters, such as Sam Thayer, Abrah Arneson, and Joe Pitawanakwat.  He has studied wilderness and nature mentoring skills with Jon Young, Mors Kochanski, Ricardo Sierra, and many others, as well as countless hours of self-study.  Pierre has been teaching wilderness skills through camps, education centers, and his wife’s small businesses for over 20 years.  He has built three birchbark canoes, one of which is currently on display at Kawartha Outdoor Education Centre.

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