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November 16, 2023
Peterborough GreenUP and Nourish recently hosted a medicinal plant workshop with Caleb Musgrave of Hiawatha First Nation
On Monday, Peterborough GreenUP welcomed Caleb Musgrave from Canadian Bushcraft to the Peterborough Public Library to learn about medicinal plants.
Musgrave hosted a group of 54 people eager to listen and learn in a sharing circle. Musgrave brought forward knowledge from his extensive lived experience, both as an Anishinaabeg man and founder and owner of Canadian Bushcraft, an outdoor education school which operates out of Hiawatha First Nation.
During this event, Musgrave brought plants that he had found in his travel to the library. He painted a compelling picture of the past and present way that humans use plants as food — and as medicine — in the Peterborough and the Kawarthas area.
As a settler and staff member at GreenUP, I am excited to share three of my reflections from Musgrave’s workshop.