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A Season in Place: Stratford’s Riverside Plant Walk

2024 Dates and Times:
Wednesday April 17th 6:30 pm- 8 pm
Sunday April 28th 9:30 a.m. – 11 am
Wednesday May 15th 6:30 pm -8 pm
Sunday May 26th 9:30 am- 11 am
Sunday June 30th 9:30 am – 11 am
Wednesday July 17th 6:30 pm- 8 pm
Sunday July 28th 9:30 am- 11 am
Sunday August 25th 9:30 am- 11 am
Sunday September 29th 9:30 am- 11 am
Sunday October 27th 9:30 am- 11 am

Join your hosts, Gabby and Terran, for a grounding-in-place practice and guided plant walk along the north side of the Avon River, running twice monthly from April- October. For the best experience, we recommend participating in multiple walks or the full season to witness how the local flora changes!

Participants will learn plant names, basic plant identification skills, foraging ethics and safety, medicinal and edible (and poisonous?) uses, history and more! Not just a plant walk, participants also practice grounding skills and intentional slowness. The blend of information and time for absorption makes these walks something special.

Walks run 2x monthly from April- July, and 1x monthly August- October (see dates above). Pre-registration is encouraged but not required: we love a walk-in too.

Pre-registration sales are final, but if a walk is cancelled due to weather, that ticket can be used for another walk during the season.

Accessibility: This is a gentle, slow moving (approximately) 2km walk. However, the path along the north side of the Avon River is unpaved and uneven in spots.

Please wear comfortable clothes and walking shoes. Bring your own water bottle.

Questions? Please email snettlesherbs@gmail.com

Your hosts:

Gabrielle Arkett is a community herbalist and plant person with an educational background in Western herbalism and owner of Singing Nettles Herbs. SNHerbs sells dried and fresh herbs and herbal products, as well as providing community education and workshops.

Terran V. Shaver, B.A., is a spoonie, femme-witch, artist, activist, and educator devoted to building a slow new world. Weaving years of academic studies in burnout, stress and health with her own of lived experiences, Terran is working to create art and resources that foster intentional slowness, grounded living, and optimistic futurism in an uncertain and rapidly changing world.

Cost: $25 + fees per person per walk

Find additional information and register here!



May 26 2024


9:30 am - 11:00 am




Arboretum Park
559 Martin Street, Stratford, ON, Canada


Gabrielle Arkett - Singing Nettles Herb