EOS plan­ning wild ed­i­bles work­shop

Sackville Tribune - - EXTRAS - COOKVILLE, N.B.

EOS Eco-en­ergy is of­fer­ing a work­shop and speaker se­ries to help Tantra­mar res­i­dents re­duce emis­sions and live more re­siliently.

Events will take place over the next year and be­gin with a work­shop on wild ed­i­ble plants on Satur­day, July 8, from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the At­lantic Wildlife In­sti­tute in Cookville, N.B.

Car­pools leave the EOS of­fice at 9:30 a.m. AWI’S out­door ed­u­ca­tor Greg Osowski will take work­shop par­tic­i­pants to var­i­ous ar­eas of their 120 acre prop­erty to dis­cover and iden­tify many na­tive plant species that have ei­ther an ed­i­ble or medic­i­nal com­po­nent.

Amanda Mar­lin, ex­ec­u­tive di­rec­tor with EOS, ex­plains, “The group will look at some com­mon ‘weeds’ like dan­de­lions, which have six dif­fer­ent ed­i­ble parts, and dis­cover oth­ers that taste like choco­late.”

Par­tic­i­pants will also learn about a num­ber of plants that could help in a wilder­ness first aid sit­u­a­tion for cuts, insect bites and even di­ar­rhea.

Spaces are lim­ited. To reg­is­ter and for more in­for­ma­tion, in­clud­ing costs, con­tact EOS at 536-4487 or as­sis­tant.eos@ nb.aibn.com by Thurs­day, July 6. Par­tic­i­pants must bring a lunch and sturdy footwear. This event will take place rain or shine. Par­tic­i­pants in an up­com­ing EOS wild ed­i­bles work­shop will dis­cover lo­cal plants that are both ed­i­ble and medic­i­nal.

The Tantra­mar Her­itage Trust is ex­cited to an­nounce its fourth an­nual Canada Day Straw­berry So­cial, tak­ing place on Satur­day, July 1, from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Boul­tenhouse Her­itage Cen­tre (29 Queens Rd., Sackville).

The cel­e­bra­tion of Canada’s sesqui­cen­ten­nial will fea­ture home­made straw­berry short­cake, live mu­sic from The Four Cor­ners, guided tours of the Boul­tenhouse Her­itage Cen­tre, and a wide va­ri­ety of games, crafts, and ac­tiv­i­ties open to all ages.

Par­tic­i­pa­tion is by dona­tion. For more in­for­ma­tion, email thtcrakein­tern@gmail.com or phone 506-536-2541.

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