Tour leader – Ruthie Cummings, Cataraqui Regional Conservation Authority instructor, guest lecturer at the Kingston Horticultural Society
Catch the 12:30 ferry at Millhaven (please arrive early, the boat can be busy). The ferry is $9 CASH round trip/car. Meet at Topsy Farms,14775 Front Rd.
Walking on trails in our woods, learn to identify, collect, and process winter edibles such as Birch, Chaga, and frozen greens/berries. We’ll forage for pine needles to make an indigenous cough syrup with Topsy honey.
We will clean, boil and process the needles in the Yurt and learn more about preservation, and preparation while warming up.
Bring appropriate warm clothing, winter gloves, and mitts. Also bring collection basket, mesh bags, paper bags, scissors etc. and mason jars with lids.
If snow is heavy, bring your own cross-country skis or snowshoes if possible or ask us.
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