Tag Archives: wild edibles

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.

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 […]

Recipe: Burdock and Dandelion Syrup

One of the most amazing things I’ve learned since we started leading tour groups on the Fantastic Forest Forage, is just how abundant many of these wild edibles are. ¬†Once you get your foragers vision, you’ll see them growing everywhere. I’ve seen wild plantain growing at bus stops, around fire pits when I’m camping, and […]

Fantastic Foraged Fare: Burdock Root

It’s the inspiration for Velcro, an Asian super ingredient, and it grows abundantly in Winnipeg. Burdock is this month’s featured Fantastic Foraged Fare. You might recognize the flowers of Burdock more when they turn brown and dry and harden. Better known as burrs, these annoying hitch hikers were the inspiration for a transformational technology. While […]

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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