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Foraging for the Seasons

2024-07-20 13:00:00 2024-07-20 15:00:00 America/New_York Foraging for the Seasons Enjoy and indoor presentation and outdoor exploration with Sheila Nemcsok! Calvin Park Branch - The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room

Saturday, July 20
1:00pm - 3:00pm

Add to Calendar 2024-07-20 13:00:00 2024-07-20 15:00:00 America/New_York Foraging for the Seasons Enjoy and indoor presentation and outdoor exploration with Sheila Nemcsok! Calvin Park Branch - The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room

Calvin Park Branch

The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room

Enjoy and indoor presentation and outdoor exploration with Sheila Nemcsok!

Are you interested in learning about collecting wild food? Join this workshop lead by Sheila Nemcsok, to learn how to safely, sustainably, and ethically find and use herbs, greens, fruits, seeds, nuts and roots from urban nature. This workshop will include a 30-45 minute classroom session on foraging safety, sustainability and ethics, followed by an outdoor lesson about in-season forageable goods around the library campus, giving you hands-on exposure to forageable plants in their natural setting.

 

Sheila is a Kingston-based urban forager whose pandemic passion project was to bring foraging education to her community.  She grew up in a in Northern Ontario, where her family regularly foraged for blueberries, hazelnuts, wintergreen and other wild foods.  She has a certificate in Plant-Based Medicine from Cornell University and a Master Naturalist certificate from Lakehead University.

 

The KFPL is hosting 8 foraging workshops between April – November 2024.  Look for these workshops in our events calendar, registration opens a month in advance for each session. Forageable goods often have short harvest windows, so while there may be some overlap from month to month, consider attending multiple workshops in order to maximize how many plants that you can learn about, while deepening your understanding of plants that are covered repeatedly.

AGE GROUP: | Teens | Seniors | New Adults | Adults |

EVENT TYPE: | Interests & Lifelong Learning |

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Calvin Park Branch

Phone: 613-549-8888

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Upcoming events

Wed, Jul 17, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Thu, Jul 18, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ages 2-5. Join Loving Spoonful & KFPL in the Calvin Park Community Gardens (right outside the branch) to listen to stories/songs, followed by hands-on gardening fun! All tools supplied.
This event is full

Sat, Jul 20, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Sat, Jul 20, 1:00pm - 3:00pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
Enjoy and indoor presentation and outdoor exploration with Sheila Nemcsok!

Mon, Jul 22, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
Ages 5-8. Drop by to learn about buzzworthy books, share your favourites and connect with other members of the TD SRC! Enjoy hands activities and games.

Mon, Jul 22, 2:30pm - 3:00pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
Ages 9-12. Drop by to learn about buzzworthy books, share your favourites and connect with other members of the TD SRC! Enjoy hands activities and games.

Tue, Jul 23, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Wed, Jul 24, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Thu, Jul 25, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ages 2-5. Join Loving Spoonful & KFPL in the Calvin Park Community Gardens (right outside the branch) to listen to stories/songs, followed by hands-on gardening fun! All tools supplied.
This event is full

Mon, Jul 29, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
Ages 9-12. Register to attend five days of a music and reading hybrid program. Half hour beginner ukulele instruction included! Ukuleles available for borrowing, or bring your own.

Tue, Jul 30, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Tue, Jul 30, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cataraqui Room
Ages 9-12. Register to attend five days of a music and reading hybrid program. Half hour beginner ukulele instruction included! Ukuleles available for borrowing, or bring your own.

Wed, Jul 31, 10:30am - 11:00am
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For newborns and pre-walking babies. Stories, songs, rhymes and tickles. Parents and caregivers will learn, and practise, fun and simple ways to incorporate early literacy skills in the home.

Wed, Jul 31, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cataraqui Room
Ages 9-12. Register to attend five days of a music and reading hybrid program. Half hour beginner ukulele instruction included! Ukuleles available for borrowing, or bring your own.

Thu, Aug 01, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ages 2-5. Join Loving Spoonful & KFPL in the Calvin Park Community Gardens (right outside the branch) to listen to stories/songs, followed by hands-on gardening fun! All tools supplied.
This event is full

Thu, Aug 01, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cataraqui Room
Ages 9-12. Register to attend five days of a music and reading hybrid program. Half hour beginner ukulele instruction included! Ukuleles available for borrowing, or bring your own.

Fri, Aug 02, 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Cataraqui Room
Ages 9-12. Register to attend five days of a music and reading hybrid program. Half hour beginner ukulele instruction included! Ukuleles available for borrowing, or bring your own.

Sat, Aug 03, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Tue, Aug 06, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Thu, Aug 08, 10:30am - 11:15am
Ages 2-5. Join Loving Spoonful & KFPL in the Calvin Park Community Gardens (right outside the branch) to listen to stories/songs, followed by hands-on gardening fun! All tools supplied.
This event is full

Mon, Aug 12, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For Grades 1 through 3. Teen volunteers and library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for new readers .
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 9:00am

Tue, Aug 13, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.

Tue, Aug 13, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For Grades 1 through 3. Teen volunteers and library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for new readers .
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 9:00am

Wed, Aug 14, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
For Grades 1 through 3. Teen volunteers and library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for new readers .
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 9:00am

Thu, Aug 15, 1:00pm - 3:30pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For Grades 1 through 3. Teen volunteers and library staff provide one-on-one reading support and fun literacy activities for new readers .
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 16, 10:30am - 11:15am
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
Ages 8-12. The Miller Museum of Geology joins us for a special show-and-tell all about rocks! Enjoy hands on activities and learn about local rocks, fluorescent minerals & fossils.
Registration opens Saturday, August 3 2024 at 9:00am

Fri, Aug 16, 2:00pm - 2:30pm
The Friends of the Library Community Meeting Room
For ages 6 and under. Join us for two puppet shows: "Little Red Hen" and "Mahalo". Free tickets required.

Sat, Aug 17, 10:00am - 5:00pm
Free one-on-one technology assistance.