Wild Foods Festival returns to Nanaimo’s Bowen Park

Workshops and guided walks offered during community event

Stream walks, educational tours and workshops are being offered to celebrate Water to Earth Month.

The City of Nanaimo, Regional District of Nanaimo’s team water smart, Vancouver Island University and Nanaimo and Area Land Trust are offering the activities Sunday (April 23) at Bowen Park as part of the Earth, Water and Wild Foods Festival from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Food vendors and chefs will be offering samples featuring local and wild food products. Booths focusing on water and earth will be set up offering demonstrations, workshops, live music, kids activities and guided walks through Bowen Park.

Registration is required for the lawn alternatives workshop, from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m., and Millstone River walk, from 2-3 p.m. For children six to 12 years, the Incredible Journey water cycle runs from 10-11:30 a.m.

An invasive plant drop zone will be available from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the lower parking lot off Wall Street.

For a complete list of events being offered, please visit www.rdn.bc.ca/water2earth.