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Earth Week Savings for 2018 Forage Season

In honour of Earth Week 2018, we’re offering deep discounts on our multi-date options for the Fantastic Forest Forage. Whether you’re interested in the healing power of local plants, or would like to get back to the land a little bit and use natural methods to supplement your diet, or want to teach your kids or friends about our natural environment and how to live a little more sustainably, the Fantastic Forest Forage is for you.

Winnipeggers sure eat some weird stuff

And the funny thing is, more and more of them are happy to do it. Cloudberries. Hawthorn. Cattail shoots. Pineapple weed. Acorns. Things that we’d ordinarily hit with a shot of Weed-X or yank out of the driveway and toss in the compost, suddenly go down the provervial hatch.

That’s what’s so Fantastic about the Fantastic Forest Forage. It changes your perception. Helps you see things you never saw before, or see the familiar in an exciting new way.

Now it’s back for a fourth season, and it’s bigger and better than ever before.

The Prairie Plant Sale Is Back!

Once again, Winnipeggers will have access to a cornucopia of prairie flora with the Living Prairie Museum Native Prairie Plant Sale.

Procured by Prairie Flora Greenhouse, this is your chance to enhance your gardens with some hardy native perennials, many of which we teach people to forage for, that attract some of the most beautiful and beneficial insects and animals.

Here are the deets:

If you go down to the woods today…

You’re sure of a big surprise. At least that’s what the lyrics to the Teddy Bear’s Picnic promises. And that’s also what the 2013 season of Savour Winnipeg’s Fantastic Forest Forage promises. With the onset of spring (trust me, it’s coming all too fast) thoughts turn easily to the growing season. In spite of iceberg-like […]

Burn Baby Burn

Smoke billows, flames lick through the understory, and what was moments earlier familiar and safe is vaporized, changed, blackened. The recent, if brief, blaze in Assiniboine Forest on Thursday, April 26 brought the spectre of forest fires dangerously close to home. It’s natural to react with fear. We’ve been taught that forest fires are agents […]

The Fort Whyte forager

I was delighted to see a good friend of mine, Barret Miller, featured in this weekend’s Winnipeg Free Press.  A fellow foodie and nature lover, Barret has spent the last couple years working as a special programs interpreter at FortWhyte Alive, an absolutely amazing environmental education centre right here in city limits. (It’s also home […]

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