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Balsam Harvest & Medicine Festival

February 25, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

The sticky buds of the Balsam Poplar (Populus balsamifera) are the Medicine of Springtime. Used around the world to seal up wounds, they stop bleeding and relieve pain while preventing infection. In fact, the balsam bud is Nature’s Bandage!
This festival of the trees is part herb-walk, part outdoor apothecary experience. We will steep our medicine over an open fire (weather permitting). We will go from Harvest to creation of a Take-Home Medicine Chest of balsam bud goodies.

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    Kalyn Byrne says:

    $49 per person, or $79 for 2 people! Kids 11 & under come free with a supervising adult. Dress for the weather, there will be a roaring fire at our final destination and hot herbal tea (bring your own mug). More details at the website link. <3

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February 25, 2018
11:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Meet at Parking Lot 11625 Elbow Drive SW, continuing on to Fish Creek Park
11625 Elbow Drive SW (Meeting Location, we will walk from here to the harvest location and then carpool to nearby Fish Creek Park)
Calgary, Alberta T2w1k1 Canada