Growing Local Conference (Winnipeg, MB)    

March 2 (Saturday), 2:00 pm

Domesticating Wild Edibles

Shelling acornsPrairie Shore Botanicals (Laura Reeves) will be teaming up with Nourished Roots (Adrienne Percy) to demonstrate how to incorporate wild edibles into healthful, everyday meals. Laura and Adrienne will show you how to make wild kombucha (naturally fermented) teas using locally harvested wild edibles. Find out how to make a simple stinging nettle infusion that is loaded with nutrients, and then ferment it with kefir grains to add highly beneficial probiotics to increase gut health!  (Did you know that one cup of blanched stinging nettle contains more calcium than a cup of milk?!)  Laura will also demonstrate how to gather and prepare acorns, turn them into flour, and make pancakes.  This is going to be a fun and very informative workshop! Bring a sense of adventure because we will have samples, including fresh acorn pancakes, for you to try!

Not able to attend?  Forgot one of the steps we shared? Get the handouts and recipes from our workshop and find out how easy it is to get nutritionally dense foods like stinging nettle and acorns into your diet!


15th Annual Healthy Communities Conference (Pilot Mound, MB)

April 19 (Friday)

Hosted by Southern Health/Santé Sud

Restore and Recharge – Take it outdoors in nature!

Gathering wild caraway roots“Even a generation ago, children spent more time outside, because it was the normal thing for children to do.  Adults did not question the value of time spent out-of-doors and had much less anxiety about the risks involved.  Children walked and played outdoors and planted things in the dirt; they rode their bikes, invented games, and spent the majority of their time in less structured activities and natural environments.  Very young children carried out these activities in their yards and immediate neighbourhoods.  What is keeping our kids and us inside?  What if our lives were as immersed in nature as they are in technology every day?”

Prairie Shore Botanicals will be there to demonstrate simple ways of connecting with nature by getting to know the wild plants around us.  Count on a fun activity that can be done with the whole family! (Activity to be announced.)


DIY Homesteader Festival (Fraserwood, MB)

June 1 (Saturday)

Hosted by Nourished Roots

Cattails and Dandelions

Cattail root

If you’re looking to re-skill, become more self-sufficient or preserve the traditional skills that sustained past generations, you won’t want to miss this amazing festival!  Prairie Shore Botanicals will be a feature presenter, with fun workshops demonstrating the many uses and benefits of dandelions and cattails.  As usual, these workshops will be packed full of information and helpful tips for both the beginner and advanced plant enthusiast. Workshops will be child-friendly, so bring the whole family.

Tickets go on sale March 1.

Check out the great line-up of presentations and workshops!


Wild Food Summit (White Earth Reservation, Minnesota)

June 20 – 23 (Thurs. – Sun.)

Hosted by White Earth Tribal and Community College

Burdock root

The many uses of burdock

Not only is this is one of the largest wild food events in North America, it has the distinction of incorporating the most wild foods into every meal served! You will find endless opportunities to beef up your identification and preparation skills of wild plants and animals, with numerous workshops and presentations by wild food experts from several states and provinces!  The more you participate, the more you`ll learn!

Laura is honoured and excited to be invited back as a cook and presenter. Join her in the kitchen, or take in her workshop focusing on the many uses of burdock.

This event fills fast, so register now to avoid disappointment!


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