2023 ANPC Workshop – “How Plants Inspire Us”
The program is available here
To register online for the workshop (and banquet) click on this link.
Membership payment is accepted on this form also. You may pay with PayPal or your credit card.
To download a registration form and mail it with your cheque, please download the form here.
Our workshop is open to everyone, however ANPC members receive a discounted rate.
We are excited to announce the upcoming 35th Alberta Native Plant Council Hybrid Workshop will be held on Saturday, April 22, 2023. This year we will be hosting an in-person workshop at the Cattail Crossing Golf & Country Club, Sturgeon County, just northwest of Edmonton, Alberta, with an online option for those who cannot attend in-person. Our theme will be “How Plants Inspire Us”. Presenters and vendors will share how plants have guided them in their lives and careers from the field, to the kitchen, to the canvas, to traditions and culture.
The Keynote Speaker, Kalyn Kodiak, will set the tone for the workshop with her presentation titled “Lii Bonn Michinn / “The Good Medicine”: Inspirations from Métis Plant Culture”. To connect you to how plants inspire you, we will have two activity-based presentations. Connie Kulhavy will present on “Transitions: Traditional Methods-Contemporary Ways” and guide you through a beading activity, and Angie Patterson will discuss “Tips for Photographing Native Plants” and will introduce you to photographing plants and nature.
During the workshop there will be vendors displaying and selling plant-themed items including floral prints and pins, Kusamono plant arrangements, plant-based beauty products, Métis beadwork and art, and plant books. In the evening we will hold the annual ANPC AGM, followed by the Banquet at the adjoining Out of Bounds Restaurant. We look forward to seeing you at the 2023 ANPC Hybrid Workshop. If you have any questions please contact us at email@example.com.
Dates of Importance:
– April 12, 2023 – Early Bird Rates end – check the form here for rate information.
– April 12, 2023 – Last date for Mailed In Registrations (postmarked on or before this date).
– April 12, 2023 – Last date to purchase Banquet Tickets.
– April 20, 2023 – Registration closes.
– April 20, 2023 – Last day to process Registration Refunds.
The Workshop will be held at the Cattail Crossing Golf and Winter Club in Sturgeon County, Alberta, located just outside of Edmonton. The venue is near the vibrant cities of Edmonton and St. Albert with various accommodations, markets, restaurants, nature-reserves and protected parks, museums, botanical centers, zoo, and shopping nearby.
Accomodations Reserved For Attendees:
A limited number of Standard Rooms (2 Queen Beds) have been booked for attendees for a discounted rate at the St. Albert Inn & Suites (stalbertinn.com). To book a discounted room use the group name “Alberta Native Plant Council”. Discounted rates are $120+tax. Pet-friendly rooms are available upon request for $140+tax (pets cannot be left unattended in rooms). Discounted rooms must be booked prior to March 23.
Post-Workshop Field Trip (Sunday, April 23rd, 2023):
Please note that we are currently planning a post-workshop field trip to a natural area or wetland near the workshop venue. If you are interested, registration for the field trip will take place on the day-of-the workshop. Please visit the registration table on April 22nd to sign up or if you have any questions. Visit this page later in March for more details to be released about the field trip.
For a description of vendors attending the workshop, see the link here.
If you have any plant related books you would like to donate to a good cause (Plant Watch), please see this opportunity under ‘vendors’ link above.
To see program details, talks, and biographies for speakers follow this link.
Kalyn Kodiak: Métis Herbalist & Culture Teacher Kalyn Kodiak is Métis from the Delorme-Smith line of Pincher Creek, in MNA Region 3. She grew up in Lethbridge and now resides in Calgary, where she attends the Métis Local 87 and Wild Rose College of Natural Healing. As a herbalist and knowledge holder, she spends her time gathering and sharing traditions within a culturally sanctioned framework. Kalyn hosts workshops, cultural experiences and school field trips, providing an open and welcoming learning space for all peoples. She is a resource on traditional medicines to the Métis communities of southern Alberta, and aen aapikayahk sayncheur flayshii (Métis sash weaver). She is a founding member and the current president of the Alberta Herbalists Association.
Abstract: Lii Bonn Michinn / “The Good Medicine”: Inspirations from Métis Plant Culture: The Métis of Alberta are blessed with a wealth of knowledge and resources from nature – key among these blessings are the stories and lessons of the plant people. Our relationship with green growing things is much deeper than food, tools or firewood; plants have communicated vital place-based and spiritual information to shape our culture, leaving a permanent imprint on our way of life. In this presentation, we examine ways to begin or build a personal relationship with the ‘Plant People’, creating awareness, appreciation, and respect for our relations in the web of life.
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