Have you ever wondered what grows in the forests and wetlands of Winnipeg and is good to eat? Maybe you’re just curious about what wild food tastes like. Or perhaps you’ve wondered if you could survive in the wild if you had to find your own food.
Savour Winnipeg has partnered with outdoor educator and foraging fan Barret Miller to offer a Fantastic Forest Forage, a guided excursion that unearths the edible bounty available in our own back yard, and teaches you the basics of wild food gathering.
Part of a new feature of Savour Winnipeg I’m calling Experiences, in this preliminary adventure we’ll cover plant identification, tools of the trade, tips and tricks for finding your favourite vitles, and create a bush tea with whatever we find.
You may remember Barret as the Fort Whyte Forager from an earlier post. Not only is he a good friend of mine, but a special projects interpreter with FortWhyte Alive. The Winnipeg Free Press featured a great article about him and shot a wonderful series of videos.
The Fantastic Forest Forage will take place on Sunday, June 26 at Assiniboine Forest. We’ll be meeting at the parking lot on Chalfont and Grant and spend a couple hours finding what we can.
This course is offered at a special introductory rate of $35 per person and makes a wonderful Father’s Day gift.
Registration is quick, easy, safe and secure using EventBrite.
To register, visit http://forestforage.eventbrite.com/