Forager Foundation has built a network of initiatives, partnership programs, and social enterprises that all take one individual facets of what we are trying to accomplish. We realized there is a number of ways we could achieve our mandate and have put together a great team of volunteers for each of our divisions to achieve our goals.
Innovative programs to reconnect ourselves with our traditional roots.
Through our Cultural Gardens Initiative Forager Foundation aims to partner with community knowledge keepers to create spaces where both community members and visitors alike can come to learn the ethnobotanical traditions of the local area. Learning the plants that are culturally important for both food and medicine helps foster a renewed tie with the land and the cultural heritage of each garden's region.
To learn more about this initiative and see some of current projects follow the link below.
Engaging youth in school programs that showcase local cultural heritage is the main theme of this program. Placing this in core curriculum and teaching in a region specific way students are able to relate the knowledge gained in school with their community and natural environment. We have two stages to our approach: in-class teaching resource development and extra-curricular workshop hosting to build upon classroom learning outcomes.
To learn more about this initiative and see how we are planning to implement this program follow the link below.
Wild Harvest Network
The Wild Harvest Network promotes the use of wild foods by partnering with local restaurants and retailers to incorporate wild foods into their menus and other product offerings in order to promote the traditions of local wild foods. With globalization becoming an ever-present force in the world communities are losing their connection to the local landscape. No matter where we live there are a myriad of unique flavours in the form of wild foods. By having professionals work with these new ingredients we are able to show the public how they can incorporate wild foods into their daily lives.
A Social enterprise strengthening our link with our heritage and building stronger communities.
This social enterprise helps Forager share the bounty of local landscapes by taking participants outdoors to teach them the basics of plant identification and how wild plants have been used, traditionally, for both foods and medicines. The tours also bring participants together for special wild food cooking, wild tea blending, and natural remedy preparation classes.
To learn more about Forager Tours or to register for one of our many tours and workshops follow the link below.
Forager Farms sources and supplies quality, sustainable wild foods for restaurants and retailers. This social enterprise feels that the best way to learn about cultural heritage surrounding botanical knowledge is through our stomachs. What better way to learn about the history and importance of native plants than by being able to taste them.
To learn more about Forager Farms or to purchase some of our wild products follow the link below.
This is the publishing arm of Forager. Our publishing team puts together Forager's eponymous bi-annual magazine, which focuses on changing themes in cultural heritage and shares work being done by organizations around the world. The publishing division is also responsible for the West Coast Wild Harvest magazine, which is a part of the Wild Harvest Network and showcases seasonal recipes incorporating wild ingredients, harvesting tips, and plant profiles.
To learn more about our publications and to subscribe follow the link below.