Eating wild in Whistler's backyard

Whistler Pique (by Brandon Barrett) - July 2, 2015

Eating local has never been easier with innumerable elite chefs and top restaurants priding themselves on sourcing their ingredients from as close as possible.

Usually that means a trip to the local market or a phone call to the nearest organic farmer, but, if you know what you're looking for, there's also plenty of tasty and nutritious treats to be found right in our own backyard.

And thanks to a new, guided tour by Vancouver's Forager Foundation, Whistlerites now have a chance to learn how to spot and harvest the many edible and medicinal plants our wilderness has to offer.

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Foraging group uses Langley park as outdoor classroom

Langley Advance (by Heather Colpitts) - June 10, 2015

Campbell Valley Regional Park will become an outdoor classroom for tours put on by the Foraging Foundation.

The B.C. group has launched tours in Langley as well as some Vancouver parks to show people about the foods that grow around them and how to make use of these foods. “It is our mission to educate participants on the identification and sustainable harvesting of wild edible plants, and also to encourage them to plant these wild edibles in their own gardens,” said foundation program director Jesse Evjenth.

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Forager Foundation launches Lost Lake tours

Whistler Question (by Alyssa Noel) - June 8, 2015

This might not be a shock to many locals, but Whistlerites are more interested than most in learning about foraging.

That’s what Jesse Evjenth and his team at the Forager Foundation learned when they launched their foraging tours last month around the Lower Mainland and up the Sea to Sky highway.