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Fall Edible Native Plants with Beangka Elliott – A W̱SÁNEĆ Perspective

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Saanich Native Plants

Haliburton Farm, 741 Haliburton Rd

W̱SÁNEĆ Territory

Saanich, BC V8Y1H7

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Join Saanich Native Plants and Beangka Elliott from W̱JOȽEȽP (Tsartlip) First Nation to learn more about fall edible native plants of W̱SÁNEĆ (Saanich) Territory. This is a hands-on workshop where you will explore harvesting techniques, learn about growing native edible plants, try out preparation techniques, and have an opportunity to taste plants like KEXMIN (Barestem Desert-parsley), ṮESIP (Licorice Fern), and ḴEL¸EḴ (Rosehips). We will be discussing consent-based harvesting practices from a W̱SÁNEĆ perspective. Be prepared for the outdoors!

The workshop will be hosted at Saanich Native Plants in the Haliburton Farmhouse. Please arrive between 9:45 and 10am to get settled as we will start at 10:00am to 12:00pm and there will be an opportunity to purchase a wide variety of edible native plants from the nursery after the workshop.

Cost is $55 per person
There is a discounted rate of $30 per person for Indigenous participants.

Beangka Elliott is the daughter of master carver Charles Elliott from Tsartlip First Nation and Myrna Crossley from Songhees and Esquimalt Nations. She has grown up in the Tsartlip community and has been immersed in WSÁNEĆ family, culture and traditions. She is passionate about community work; social action initiatives; indigenous food systems; land stewardship and advocacy for shifting culture through consent-based practices and collective decision making. She grounds her work in her cultural values, social inclusion principles and decolonial learning.

She has a diverse education and career background and dedicates her time to sharing traditional knowledges of Indigenous foods and medicines through workshop-based learning. She shares her passion for social justice and environmentalism by developing workshops and public lectures that inspire both Indigenous People and Canadian settlers to develop curiosity and understandings of the ongoing impacts of colonization. She strives for a shared vision of health and wellness for communities, and through collaboration, supporting the interests and goals of communities.


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What is the accessibility of the event?

A portion will be in the farmhouse, and a portion will be on the farm. Depending on the weather it could be wet and muddy. Rubber boots, warm layers, and raincoat, umbrella or other similar gear would be recommended. IMPORTANT: the farmhouse is up 4 stairs, and is not wheelchair accessible. There is a single gender-neutral washroom inside, and a brand new single gender-neutral composting system washroom outside. There is a full kitchen as well.

What are my transportation/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Haliburton Farm is a 10 minute walk from a bus stop for route 70, 72, and 75. There is plenty of parking on site.

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

You can send an email to info@saanichnativeplants.com or call 778-679-3459

Do I have to bring my printed ticket to the event?

No, we will have a list of registered participants based on eventbrite.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, if you cannot attend you can either inform us by email/phone or send your ticket to someone else via email.

Is it ok if the name on my ticket or registration doesn't match the person who attends?

Yes, that is fine.

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Saanich Native Plants

Haliburton Farm, 741 Haliburton Rd

W̱SÁNEĆ Territory

Saanich, BC V8Y1H7

Canada

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Refund Policy

Refunds up to 7 days before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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