Weed Notice! & Other Acts of Noticing
A series of plant walks in downtown Mohkinstsis (Calgary) developed in collaboration with artist, herbalist, botanist, and educator Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed, owner of Latifa's Herbs and co-owner of ALCLA Native Plants. Since 2016, we have facilitated a number of walks in conjunction with the City of Calgary's Public Art Program. On the walks, we look at plants, many known as weeds, that are often overlooked in urban environments. We discuss how to identify plants using principles of botany and our senses, including touch and smell. Participants learn about the edible and medicinal properties of the plants and what plants teach us about the environments in which they grow. See more in Essential Oils for Alberta.