Our first meeting of the fall season will start with a small plant sale featuring member growers outdoors at Lakeview Community Hall.  Then at 7:00pm we will enjoy Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed of ALCLA Native Plants speaking on Medicinal Native Plants. We will also use Zoom for those who wish to watch the talk at home.

Monarda fistulosa

Latifa holds a BSc in Botany from the University of Calgary and a MSc in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University, London, UK. She has been working with native plants for over a decade including herbarium collections, field plant identification (Southern Alberta), forestry data collection, and specimen identification (Northern Alberta). In 2016 she founded Latifa’s Herbs, which primarily serves to educate the public on the edible and medicinal uses of wild plant species in both Alberta and British Columbia. She is a former faculty member at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC where she taught Botany and Horticulture in addition to Wild Plant Nutrition.