Wild edible plants walk

An azure butterfly on a knapweed © EPFL 2024 Guillaume Rueff

Wild plants that are edible to humans can be found in most environments, including urbanised ones such as our campus. Their edibility is a forgotten tradition that has become a science that is still little studied.

Grab a notebook and a pencil and let’s go and learn how to recognise these plants. You’ll see them everywhere afterwards!

If it’s raining, put on your k-ways: this is an all-weather event.

At the end of each month, the walks for the following month will appear, all year round.

Walks in April 2024

  • Tuesday 9 April, 12h-13h, meet at the entrance of the Rolex building
  • Wednesday 17 April from 12-13pm, meet at the outdoor sofas in front of Satellite
  • Monday 29 April, 12-1pm, meeting under the Napoleon oak tree at UNIL (Banane)

Everything is fully booked already ? Leave me your email address and I’ll let you know for the next walks.

Other life events

Biomimicry walk on 23 April, 12 noon-1pm

Let’s discover how living systems can give us ideas for technologies, art, and many other things.

Meeting point to be confirmed.

Would you like to help plant more flowers on campus (mid/late April)?

Work is underway at several EPFL sites to encourage biodiversity. We invite you to come and plant an area specifically for wild bees between mid and late April.

Leave your email address at the following link to let us know if you would like to take part. We’ll let you know when the date has been set by the nursery that supplies us, as the plants need to be planted very quickly once on site.


Guillaume Rueff

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