Last month I partnered with a good friend and fellow foraging fan Barret Miller to launch Savour Winnipeg Experiences.
Founder of Channel Canyon Consulting and an outdoor educator at FortWhyte Alive, we tested the proverbial waters with a Fantastic Forest Forage: an introduction to wild edibles and foraging techniques.
We were joined by chefs eager to add locavore variety to their menus and folks simply looking for a fun way to while away an afternoon.
We covered plant identification, tools of the trade, tips and tricks for finding your favourite vitles, and sampled everything we could.
We unearthed a bounty of all kinds of deliciousness growing right on our doorsteps. Wild mint, rose flowers, rose hips, burdock root, wood nettles, wild hazelnuts, cattail roots and of course dandelions and even made a tasty bush tea.
Participants also received a take-home handbook summarizing everything we covered including some of Barret and Ben’s favourite recipes.
We had so much fun on that first session, receiving rave reviews and attracting some media attention. In fact, CityTV will be featuring us on Breakfast Television this Wednesday!
Encouraged by such a strong start, we’re offering four new sessions:
- Monday, July 25 pm from 6:30 to 8:30 pm
- Sunday, August 7 from 1 pm to 3 pm
- Tuesday, August 9 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
- Tuesday, August 16 from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm
Space is limited and I suspect tickets will sell super fast once the segment hits the airwaves. So waste no time, register online now at www.SavourWinnipeg.com/experiences. It’s safe, easy and secure.