Plant Walks

2018 Alchemy of Womyn Festival, Stonehedge Community

July 27-29, 2018  Earth Temple

Walk with Community Herbalist Dionne Jennings & connect with the plants of Stonehedge.
Learn to identify many common local medicinal plants & some of their traditional medicinal uses.

We will be exploring different ways to develop relationship with plants such as taste, smell, the doctrine of signatures & “extra-sensory” communication.-i.e. touching on the “masculine” or “left brained” model of Phytomedicine vs. “feminine” or “right brained” & Wise Women herbal traditions.

We will also explore how working with plant medicine connects us with our ancestral feminine lineage as well as some traditional cultural roles relating to women & herbal medicine.


July’s Pop-up Herb Walk

Late June/Early July, 2017.

Stay tuned to Edmonton Herb Club or subscribe to my mailing list to get first dibs on this guided garden “tour” that will explore some of the hidden medicines in our ornamental flower gardens.  Want to learn how Lady’s Mantle is used medicinally, visit one of the most beloved blossoms & source of one of the highest priced aromatic oils on the market today, & what the Queen of All Poisons looks like? Join me for a gorgeous evening in late June/early July. More details to follow!

Capilano Park Herb Walk

Good Friday, April 14th, 2017   1:30-3:00 pm

Join me in exploring the medicinal plants & trees waking up for Spring near the River’s edge of the North Saskatchewan.

We will discuss some local trees & shrubs that have a traditional medicinal use, when to harvest them & how you can prepare them. As it is Easter weekend the theme of the walk will be around some plants used in spring ritual & religious celebration, and cultural use of plants as medicines in general.
We will do an easy loop at an easy pace- there will be lots of stopping & looking & tasting & discussion about plants–it’s not so much a Herb Walk as a Herb Stroll–this is not a strenuous physical activity! 🙂
We will meet outside the building located just to the North off the parking lot (visible from the lot) & strike out on the trail from there. Capilano Park parking lot is accessed at the North end of 50th street on the South side of the River (& on the west side of 50th.)
For those coming from Highlands/Beverly Heights, etc. on the north side of the river-you can park on Ada Boulevard & cross over the Capilano Footbridge, accessed from 51 street & Ada.
This is a pay what you can event-Suggested Donation is 20$ on a sliding scale down to $5 if need be.
Would love to have you join us!

Eventbrite - Capilano Park Herb Walk

An event hosted by Dionne of Edmonton Herb Club.


Highlands Herb Walk August 18th, 2016

Interested in learning more about local herbs that you can use for you and your family? Wondering what some of the herbs you are reading about on the internet look like? And where to find them? Or if you can grow them?

Join Community Herbalist Dionne Jennings for a guided plant walk around her Highlands Herb Garden.

We will be visiting and discussing at least 10-15 plants in detail—but there will be many, many to talk about! Some will be weedy volunteers, some will be natives we can use, and some will be well known western herbs & flowers we can grow right here in Edmonton (which can fall under any of those categories).

We will cover when/how to harvest, best ways to use them/prepare them as medicine, and we will also taste a few to get acquainted with their properties.

Date: Thursday, August 18th, 2016
Time: 6-8:30 pm
Location: Highlands. ** Exact address will be emailed once registered.**

Investment: $40. Handouts will be included.

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Herb Walk at Riverdale Community Gardens

Date: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Time: 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM

Location: Riverdale Community Garden

Donation: $5.50-All proceeds go to Senses of the Soul Botanical Sanctuary in Alberta

Join YEG Community Herbalist Dionne Jennings and explore the herbal and medicinal gems of the Riverdale community garden.
Want to learn what the Queen of All Poisons looks like? How about a common Alberta plant that was used by the ancient Greeks? Or perhaps which plant families have some of the most medicinal muscle?
We will take a stroll around the hall, the food forest and the community garden plots and explore some of the native, European and western plants and herbs that have a long history of use in food, medicine & myth. Let’s dive into some fun folklore, traditional uses and talk about ways to use plants as food and medicine.
Warning: at dinner time your green salads may start to blossom and you *may* start spouting Latin and obscure plant lore to anyone that will listen!
All proceeds will be donated to the Senses of the Soul Botanical Sanctuary—a farm & sanctuary for preserving and cultivating endangered and medicinal plants in Alberta. For more info on the Senses of the Soul Botanical Sanctuary:
We will meet at the main hall entrance off of the parking lot. Kids welcome–bring your parents!