Powell River Farmer’s Market is very excited to offer a free monthly Plant Walk with local ethnobotanist Ioni Wais.
Ioni has a Botany Specialist Degree from the University of Toronto and has been making Powell River his home for the past several years. “You may have seen Ioni on Shaw TV last year as they featured him on one of his plant walks,” said Powell River Farmer’s Market Manager, Juhli Jobi. “If you listen to CJMP 90.1 FM you may have heard Ioni on his show “Vegetation Station” on Sundays at 5 pm.
“We’re pleased to announce that Ioni will be offering a monthly Plant Walk kicking off from our market grounds.”
The Plant Walk will consist of a 30 minute moderate walk from the Farmer’s Market grounds into the forest where Ioni will share with you the delights that nature has to offer. Some plants you may already know, but Ioni will top up information about the medicinal quality of the roots or berries. He will identify trees, bushes, plants and mushrooms and let you know what they are best known for, and how to use them as well. “Ioni has a gift for making in-depth technical information accessible to everyone,” Juhli said. “Bring the kids, everyone will enjoy looking at our local flora with a new sense of expertise.”
The first Plant Walk will be Sunday, May 15th at 2:00 pm. “Interested parties can meet at the entrance to the Farmer’s Market, at the bottom of the parking lot,” Juhli said. “It’s a family-friendly, educational tour that will ignite your senses and it’s just one more way that you can support local. Ioni’s Plant Walks will be by donation and everyone is welcome.”
From June through September, Plant Walks will take place the second Sunday of each month, starting at 2:00 pm.
Located at 4365 McLeod Road in beautiful Paradise Valley, the Farmer’s Market is a place for all ages. “Fresh produce, baking and prepared foods help nourish your body while artisans and musicians help nourish your soul.” Julie said. “The Market is open on Saturday from 10:30 am to 12:30 pm and on Sunday from 12:30 to 2:30 pm. See you there.” Info and Pic Creds: Juhli Jobi