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Jay Rastogi

Jay Rastogi studied Natural Resources Management and Environmental Studies at the University of Guelph and worked at The Arboretum. After graduation, Jay mentored in sustainable forestry practices with renowned ecoforester Merv Wilkinson. Over the past 15 years Jay has shared these teachings and principles with thousands of students through tours and workshops. Currently the site manager at Swan Lake Christmas Hill Nature Sanctuary, he is especially fond of growing food, tapping maples and foraging for wild plants and mushrooms.

Wild Teas: A Field Trip

Learn plant identification plus wild foraging ethics and skills. This hands-on workshop will open your eyes to the wide variety of plants and plant parts which can be made into hot and cold drinks. We will walk the fields and woods of the Royal Roads University campus to observe and gather plants to make some delicious drinks. “Wild Teas” is a gentle gateway to the world of wild plant foraging and gardening. Bring a mug and drink in the wild.