Popsicle treats made by foraging city streets

October 07, 2013

I recently had the pleasure of taking a tour of Montreal to learn about the edible plants in our neighbourhoods. For this event Montreal's leSensoriuM hosted Calgary-based artists Eric Moschopedis and Mia Rushton and their project entitled Hunter Gatherer, Purveyor. The duo uses "craft, performance, and civic participation to create edible art objects made from local vegetation and civic water sources—popsicles!" They're on a tour across Canada too so keep your eyes peeled. We met up with them in St. Henri, Montreal and set out on foot through the neighbourhood to learn about the local foliage. At each stop along the way they pointed out what plants where edible and the necessary steps to prepare them. They had already prepared popsicles made of these plants and handed them out along the way. It was great to be able to sample the different fruit and put a flavour to the face.

 

 

Who knew that our urban environments where so rich with edible plants. If you're in Montreal, and like exploring stay tuned to leSensorium for the next tour. I'm hoping to catch the one later this month on mushroom picking!

 





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