Gather Victoria is devoted to reviving ancestral food wisdom. We connect with the earth’s most ancient plants, the plants that have been nourishing, healing and enchanting us since, well, the very beginning. Here you’ll find recipes, articles and videos on the arts of magical cookery, the nature-based celebrations of our ancestors, and the herbs, wild plants, backyard weeds, blossoms, roots and berries at the heart of our oldest and most sacred traditions. We give our deep thanks to the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lekwungen (Songhees) Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation for the use of their traditional lands and plants.
Danielle Prohom Olson: Founder / Director / Blog Mistress / Writer / Photographer
Danielle is a bookish urbanite, wildcrafter, herbalist, women’s food history enthusiast and a practitioner of the ancient feminine mysteries of food magic. Forced to attend family foraging walks as a child (when she’d rather be reading a book) she is now devoted to reviving the ancestral wisdom of plants as foods, healers and spiritual guides. Danielle is also a yoga teacher, writer and award-winning filmmaker and is currently having fun creating recipes, taking photographs, making videos and developing a series of seasonal e-cookbooks for Gather!
Jennifer Aikman: Co-Founder, Blog Contributor & Special Event Co-host
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.