Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed

Latifa Pelletier-Ahmed is a medical herbalist, botanist, wild forager and educator. She is qualified with a Master’s of Science in Herbal Medicine from Middlesex University, London, UK, and a Bachelor of Science in Botany from the University of Calgary. She specializes in reconnecting with wild, local plants as food and medicine. She is currently a phytotherapy instructor at Pacific Rim College in Victoria, BC. She hosts retreats, plants walks, and workshops to engage the community about using and respecting wild plants both locally and abroad. She runs a sliding-scale mobile herbal medicine clinic part-time in both Victoria and Calgary.

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Classes with Latifa

Wild Food and Medicine Foraging & Preparation – June 16, 2018

Identifying Wild Plants in Edworthy Park (Part 1) – August 22, 2018

Edible and Medicinal Plants in Edworthy Park (Part 2)



Articles by Latifa:

Usnea Lichen: A Wild Antibiotic
Local Chokecherry Syrup
Rosehips – A Wild Source for Vitamin C
Dandelion Root: Your Backyard Liver Cleanser
White Spruce – Winter Medicine


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