Now we are no experts in cooking, entertaining, herbalism, wildcrafting or ecology, but we’re passionate about all of these topics – especially wild food education and food security. Our mission is to teach Victoria residents not only to safely identify the many nourishing foods and herbs that grow in their neighbourhoods, city streets and backyards, but how to sustainably harvest, cook, prepare, preserve—and eat them as well.
Wild foods are the earth’s most ancient plants, the plants mother nature decides when and where to grow according to her wisdom – and they have been nourishing, healing and enchanting us since, well, the beginning. That’s why from spring to summer, fall to winter, we explore the most magical foods of the season, the wild plants, backyard weeds, wild herbs, blossoms and berries at the heart of our oldest and most sacred food traditions.
So join us as we revive wild food cuisine! Tasting the local terroir, season by season, we’re here to make the magic of wild edibles an everyday part of your meals!
Jennifer spent nearly a decade with the CBC Vancouver as a web and television writer before leaving the city of glass for the lush and lovely Vancouver Island. Today she devotes a goodly amount of time to plotting her next felting project, cake baking with flowers and figuring out what she can eat in the forest. She is currently completing her Herbalism Apprenticeship with Jessy Delleman of Fireweed Farm as well as her Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate. You can sample some of Jennifer’s culinary creations at our farmer’s market stand, Cordial Wildcrafted Consumables.
Danielle Prohom Olson:
Danielle is a bookish urbanite, opinionated yogini and a lover of nature. Forced to attend family foraging walks as a child, she is now a devoted wild food enthusiast who completed her Herbalism apprenticeship with Betty Norton and is working towards a Wildcrafting Bioregional Studies Certificate. Danielle is also an award-winning filmmaker, yoga teacher, and author of the popular blog Body Divine Yoga. Her newest venture The Yoga Apothecary explores the many ways plant medicines can be used to enhance your yoga practice – and your life.