What are lichens?

What are Lichens?

About this Workshop

Lichens are magnificent beings that exemplify the cooperation of species. Frequently overlooked, the West Coast is home to a diverse assortment of lichens that proliferate abundantly in ideal growing conditions. Many species are found distributed all over the world, and medicinal and edible usage has been documented on nearly every continent. We will explore what we can learn from lichens as food, medicine, markers of environmental health, and what it means for society when we view cooperation as a driving force in evolution.

A demonstration making infused lichen honey will be provided, participants can take home their own jar.

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 Wednesday, September 25 | 5:30 – 8:30 pm (3 hours)


UBC Farm

3461 Ross Drive, Vancouver BC


$35 Standard ($28 Student) + GST

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