24 Jun (Sat): Wild Food Plant Walk at Bukit Brown Cemetery

Join Cicada Tree Eco Place on this special walk. Bukit Brown Cemetery is also a green oasis with all sorts of plants, from those typically grown in cemeteries such as frangipani (the Pontianak flower!), to ornamental house-plants, fruit trees, local herbs and spices, medicinal plants and wildflowers.
Photo from all things Bukit Brown
We will gently walk around on level paths to see what we can find growing on the waysides, and on graves, to sniff and taste. Many edibles thrive here, such as tapioca, nangka, mani-chye and durian. Wild herbs and medicinals found here include curry, salam, cupids’ shaving brush, dragon’s tail and noni. We get to know the poisonous plants too, such as croton and dumb cane. Our bonus will be encounters with the wild critters who live here, so bring your binoculars.

Please register by emailing participants’ name/s, ages of kids, phone number of contact participant to Andrew at: andrewtay.sg@gmail.com . More details and instructions will be given upon registration. Payment in cash or cheque will be collected at the activity. Cheque to be made payable to: ‘Cicada Tree Eco-Place’. All kids must be accompanied by at least 1 adult guardian. Kids get info-sheets and native wildlife stickers for our kids’ activities.

Time: 9am to 11am
Meeting and end point: Junction of Lornie Road and Sime Road
For: adults, but kids of participants may tag along
Cost: $13 per participant, free for kids of participants aged 6 yrs and below
Website: https://www.facebook.com/cicadatreeecoplace/

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