'Edible and medicinal plants' discovery walk
A fun, scientific tour of the ethnobotanical trail of edible plants at Le Pied du Col to discover the uses and clever tricks of mountain plants.
By observing, touching, smelling and even drawing, all ages and levels of knowledge can take advantage of this walk to gather anecdotes and stories about the use of plants by local and foreign elders, and to perfect their knowledge and taste nature's gifts.
Scientific topics :
* Species recognition
* Use of family recognition criteria
* Ethnobotany: local use of plants.
Medical uses of plants will be presented on an anecdotal basis only, and are not to be used without medical consultation.
From 19/06 to 12/09, every Tuesday between 9 am and 12 pm.
Subject to favorable weather.
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Easy glacier walk with a mountain guide
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Ethnobotanical trail - edible plants
Wild herbs offer a well of possibilities for those who have the patience to get to know them. On the ethnobotanical trails you can learn about the properties of wild plants and how they were used by people in the valley on. The one in Pied du Col focalises on edible plants.
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Ethnobotanical trail - Medicinal plants
Wild plants offer many possibilities for those who have the patience to get to know them. The ethnobotanical trail of medicinal plants will introduce you to plants used in the past and those which can still be used.