Rethinking Invasives

Rethinking Invasives

About this Workshop

Invasive species are regarded as invaders that actively damage landscapes and ecosystems. They are indicators of disturbance and provide an opportunity to learn about human-induced changes in the landscape. Invasive species often have a long history of use in their countries of origin. A sustainable approach to invasive species management should include an appreciation of their intrinsic value as plants. This workshop will look at many of the exciting traditional and modern uses of invasive species for food, medicine and more.

About the Instructor

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is dedicated to incorporating wild plants into our lives as: sustainable food and medicine, ecosystem restoration and respect for indigenous culture and knowledge. She is a former faculty member at Pacific Rim College of Holistic Medicine and Sustainable Living, where she introduced the first class on the nutritional value of wild food plants. She holds an MSc in Herbal Medicine and a BSc in Botany and runs workshops across Western Canada.

Date and Time

DATE Thursday, September 26 | 6:00 – 8:00 pm (2 hours)


UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC


$29 Standard ($25 Student) + GST

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