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Upcoming Events


2024 Book Tour

Dates and locations


Forage Fest

Friday May 24, 6 - 7:30 pm

A joint event with Forest for Dinner. A chance to learn about and sample some foraged foods.

This event is free, but read more and please register here as capacity is limited.

Upstart and Crow book store, Granville Island. 

1387 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, BC

Foraging Hike 

Sunday May 26, 1:30-3:30pm

We offer your community an event to learn about wild plants and their uses, get a copy of Foraging as a Way of  Life as well as live music by Mikaela's family.

For more info, visit:

Donations for Wildwood gratefully appreciated.

Wildwood Ecoforest

2929 Crane Rd,

Ladysmith, BC

Tea and Treats from the Wild

Tuesday May 28, 6-8 pm

Presented by FOLKLIFE

$15 per person

A book release evening with Mikaela Cannon, author of newly-released Foraging as a Way of Life, published by New Society Publishers. Including an intro to foraging, a detailed study of three plants, included treats and tea made from them, a Q&A, music, and mingling.

Books available for purchase. 

Read more here on Facebook

Tickets: E-transfer $15 per ticket to to secure your spot.

Timber Frame, Gabriola Commons

675 N Rd,

Gabriola, BC

Book signing/Meet the author

Thursday May 30, 2-4 pm

Book signing.

Laughing Oyster Bookshop,

286 Fifth Street,

Courtenay, BC

Guided Foraging Hike

Friday May 31,10 am-12 noon

Enjoy a leisurely hike in good company and learn and share knowledge about plants.

Seal Bay Nature Park,

Bates Road

Courtenay, BC

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Market event with author Philippa Joly

Saturday June 1, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Authors unite for plant play.

Family friendly games and plant exploration 10-11:30 am

Book booth to sell books at market 9:30 am-12:30 pm 

I am super excited to team up with fellow author Philippa Joly for a fun-filled, family friendly plant exploration on Denman Island on June 1st.

"Philippa Joly has been a nature educator for the past 15 years, combining her love of nature and her skills as a clinical herbalist to offer adults and children alike meaningful connections to the wild world. She has worked at Oak and Orca Bioregional School in Victoria and has run Salix School, an outdoor school for children for the past 7 years. She offers ongoing workshops in local medicinal and edible plants, sensory awareness, animals and bird song, nature connection, herbal medicine making and more. Bringing an anti-colonial awareness and a love of art and the wild world, Philippa’s workshops and classes are engaged, playful and hands-on. She has recently published the best selling book “A Kid’s Guide to Plants of the Pacific Northwest.”


Denman Island Farmers' market

5901 Denman Rd

Denman Island, BC

Wonderful weeds

Sunday June 2, 3-5 pm

Come share in the joy of gardening and learn how to use your weeds as food and medicine.

Mikaela Cannon is touring BC, promoting her new book "Foraging as a Way of Life" and wants to share her passion for plants and sustainable foraging with you.

Come mingle, share ideas and listen to music by Treebird.

Free event. Family friendly. 

Spring Ridge Commons

2005 Chambers St

Victoria, BC

Foraging Workshop

Sunday June 9, 1-2:30 pm

Workshop on foraging.

Monashee Outdoors

2595 Pleasant Valley Blvd

Armstrong, BC

Family Foraging Workshop

Saturday June 15, 11:30 am- 1:30 pm

More info to come.

Lake Country Library

10150 Bottom Wood Lake Rd #2,

Lake Country, BC

Foraging Workshop and Book launch party

Sunday June 23,  2-5 pm

Mikaela Cannon with be giving a workshop on sustainable foraging in the Okanagan and will be signing her books.

Wine Bar is available.

Admission is by donation, however, please register so we can prepare the room.

Okanagan Folk School, Peachland

5684 Beach Ave,

Peachland, BC

Foraging as a Way of Life

Thursday June 27, 6:30-8:30 pm

Come learn about wild plants and their uses. Meet local author Mikaela Cannon and get a chance to pick up your copy of her new book "Foraging as a Way of Life". Mikaela has been teaching outdoor skills and sustainable foraging in the Okanagan for over a decade and is excited to share some of her foraging tips with you in this engaging workshop.

Free event.

Vernon Library

2800 30th Avenue, 

Vernon BC

Coming events to be announced. June




Curious about Plants

Thursday July 4, 11 am -12:30 pm

Come join this interactive workshop where you will get close and personal with some wild plants.

Mikaela Cannon teaches outdoor skills and foraging in the Okanagan and is delighted to share her passion for plants with you. You will also meet the musical trio "Treebird" who will invite you to sing about nature with them.

Free family event, no registration required. 

Salmon Arm Library

#285 - 1151 10th Ave. SW

Piccadilly Mall

Salmon Arm, BC

Book signing/meet the author

Thursday July 4, 1-2 pm

Author Mikaela Cannon will be signing her book "Foraging as a Way of Life". Read more about the book here.

Bookingham Palace Bookstore

Piccadilly Mall,

#225 - 1151 10 Ave SW

Salmon Arm, BC

Plant buddies- getting close and personal with plants

Saturday July 13,  2-3:30 pm

Learn about plants and their importance and make crafts with flowers and leaves.

For kids 4-11. Free event.

Vernon Library

2800 30th Avenue,

Vernon, BC

Curious about Plants

Wednesday July 24, 1:30-2:30 pm

Come learn about plants and their importance. 

Local author Mikaela Cannon will share her life-long passion for plants. There will be a chance for families to pick up a copy of her book "Foraging as a Way of Life" and ask questions about plants and foraging.

As part of the workshop the musical trio,Treebird, will share some interactive songs about nature.

Ages: Free family event-all ages welcome. No need for registration.

Armstrong Library

3305 Smith Drive

Armstrong, BC.


Foraging Class and Book launch 

Sunday August 4, 9:30 am- 12:30 pm

Kingfisher Interpretive Centre

2550 Mabel Lake Road, 

Enderby, BC


Friday August 9, 3-5 pm

Collaborative workshop together with Mr. Mercy Mushrooms. Come learn about foraging for wild plants and get a demonstration on how to cultivate your own mushrooms. Free family event.

Nelson Memorial Park

2300 Falls St,

Nelson, BC

Meet the author & book signing

Saturday August 10, 11 am

Meet the author of Foraging as a way of life.

Otter Books

398 Baker St,

Nelson, BC


More info to come

  • Sunday August 11
    Creston, BC

  • Monday August 12
    Cranbrook, BC

  • Thursday August 15,
    Hike - Collaborative event with author Terry Nelson 
    Fernie, BC

  • Saturday August 17
    High River, AB

  • Sunday August 18
    Okotoks, AB

  • Monday-Wednesday August 19-21
    Owl’s Nest Books meet the author plus evening discussion. 
    + Library event
    Calgary, AB

  • Thursday August 22
    Cochrane, AB

  • Friday August 23
    Red Deer, AB


  • Tuesday August 27
    Banff, AB

  • Wednesday August 28
    Golden, BC

  • Thursday-Friday August 29-30
    Revelstoke, BC

Meet  the author/book signing

Monday August 26, 2-4 pm

Café Books

100-826 Main Street

Canmore, AB

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