Weaving together ancestral food wisdom, herbal folklore and goddess traditions, Gather Victoria takes you on a culinary pilgrimage through the seasonal celebrations of the wheel of the year. From spring, summer, autumn to winter, I share my favourite ways to “wildcraft” the earth’s most ancient plants into delicious recipes, dishes and feasts that deepen our spiritual connection to nature and the land we live on. Reviving the ancient arts of magical cookery, Gather Victoria celebrate “the old ways” of bringing blessings to ourselves, our families, communities and to our great mother, the earth.
So take a peek, here you’ll find recipes, articles and videos on the herbs, wild plants, backyard weeds, blossoms, roots and berries at the heart of our oldest and most sacred traditions. I give deep thanks & gratitude to the WS’ANEC’ (Saanich), Lekwungen (Songhees) Wyomilth (Esquimalt) peoples of the Coast Salish Nation for the use of their traditional unceded territories, lands and plants.
Danielle Prohom Olson: Founder / Director / Writer / Photographer
I’m a bookish “nature girl” who loves food, a wildcrafter, a herbalist, a writer & photographer, a women’s food history & folklore enthusiast and a student of the ancient mysteries of food magic. Forced to attend family foraging walks as a child (when I’d rather be inside reading a book) I’m now devoted to reviving the ancestral wisdom of plants as foods, healers and spiritual guides. I love spending hours outside with my dog gathering plants, cooking, writing and taking pictures, making films and videos. Currently, I’m having fun creating recipes, and developing a Gather Victoria Cookbook. You can find cookbook previews (and more) at Gather Victoria’s Patreon site here.