Hunting & Gathering Guru Series

    The Hunting & Gathering Workshop Series was developed in response to community request. This series of workshops calls on the expertise of several local foragers to share tips and techniques to get you started or advanced on your road to self-sustainability while respecting the environment around you, the integrity of the ecosystem, and the regulations surrounding these activities.

    The 2018 Hunting and Gathering Workshop Series is in the planning stages and we want to hear from you! What skills would you like to learn or develop? Are you interested in facilitating a workshop and share your knowledge with like-minded individuals? Contact [email protected] if you’d like to be involved.

    2017 Workshops:

    Rosehip Harvesting

    Rosehips are the fruit of rose plants, filled with tiny seeds and covered with silky hairs, a known source of vitamin C, and have been harvested for use in jams, jellies, teas, beauty care, and more!

    Introduction to Hunting Basics

    Aimed at providing beginners to hunting with a platform to ask questions, veteran hunters to share knowledge, and for anyone to come and learn on how to get started with hunting.

    Secwepemc Plants & Their Traditional Uses

    Hosted by Louis Thomas, an Elder and Councillor from Neskonlith Band, and Libby Jay Chisholm, an Ethnoecology student of Metis of Algonquin ancestry, the two will be sharing their knowledge in local wild edibles and their traditional uses.  With an emphasis on identifying and harvesting edible plants, Louis and Libby will share with us the traditional uses of the plants we see growing in and around Revelstoke.

    Eat Your Weeds! Edible Invasive Plants Workshop

    For those who have wondered what good can come of all those pesky weeds they are constantly battling, or about the medicinal properties of a field of wildflowers.  Hosted by regional and provincial invasive species control specialists, they will be sharing some tips and recipes in dealing with invasive plants that have edible and medicinal properties.

    Introduction to Fishing

    Hosted by 2 local, avid fisherman, the Intro to Fishing workshop was aimed at teaching the basics of spin casting from shore.  Workshop participants were taught and shown how to tie their line, advised on what types of lures to use, given tips on what to look for in location selection, and informed on the types of fish they would likely catch in a given area.

    Introduction to Plant ID and Basic Plant Structure

    What good is plant ID book if you have no idea how to use it?  Local biologist, Meghan Anderson, led this event and challenged workshop attendees to properly use plant ID keys.  From basic plant parts to complicated ID keys, participants left the workshop with the tools they need to go out into nature with confidence to properly identify what they are looking for.