july - juillet, 2021

03jul2:00 pm3:30 pmPlant Identification & Foraging WalkNo.9 Gardens Plant Identification & Foraging Walk with Blair Richards-Koeslag2:00 pm - 3:30 pm Event Organized By: No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment

Event Details

Welcome to the 2021 Workshops Series for a Sustainable World, hosted by No.9 Gardens. Your registration directly supports our programs and helps us fulfill our mission of empowering youth and the public to lead a revolution in building sustainable communities. No.9 Gardens is focused on educating people about the importance of a strong, local, resilient food system. We work with volunteers to grow fresh nutritious produce for those most in need.

About Workshop:

Learn to identify tree species before they have fully leafed out, look at buds and bark, explore the herbal medicines and wild foods that are available throughout the winter. Find clues as to what will be sprouting in the spring and little bits of green peeking out from under the melting snow. We live in a world of wild food and medicine just waiting for us to notice. It’s everywhere.


The address is 1516 Summers Road, Rideau Lakes, ON, which is about a 40 minute drive North of Kingston on Hwy 15.

About Educator:

A passion for the world of plants has led Blair Richards-Koeslag to spend much of her time in the garden and forest. In 2015 she was certified as a Permaculture teacher through PINA(Permaculture Institute of North America), and completed the Chartered Herbalist program through the Dominion Herbal College in 2008. For the last 17 years she has been growing organic vegetables, as well as gathering wild edibles and herbal medicines. She works at the Golden Bough tree farm germinating seeds and tending baby trees.

More Details:

No.9 Gardens is a 40-acre charitable educational facility, located north of Kingston. No.9 Gardens is situated on many traditional territories including Haudenosaunee (Ho-den-o-show-nee), Anishinaabe (Ah-nish-in-ah-bay), Mississauga, Algonquin, and the Wendake-Nionwentsïo nations. We are grateful to be able to offer the public these lands to live, learn, and play on.

No.9 Gardens was created to educate youth and the public to empower and lead a revolution in building resilient communities. We act as a hands-on teaching facility and lab for the research and implementation of innovative projects and practices. We focus on low carbon communities, sustainable lifestyles, resilient local food systems and reconciliation. I urge you to check out No.9’s website for more information and updates:

Website: no9.ca/no-9-gardens/

Video: https://vimeo.com/484267815



(Saturday) 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm


No.9: Contemporary Art & the Environment 1516 Summers Road Rideau Lakes, ON K0E 1N0