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Sackville's EOS Eco-Energy hosting wild edibles workshop

EOS Eco-Energy
EOS Eco-Energy

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.

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