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WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

WILD HARVESTING | The Pharmacy is Just Outside Our Door

By Douglas Gook — I’m propped up in my bivi/sleeping bag cover as I finish off this article. It was dark when I hiked up to this semi-familiar spot where I had camped at previous Robson Valley Music Festivals. When I woke up I had High bush cranberries and thimbleberries within reach. Across the small […]

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

WILD HARVESTING | Five Sure-fire Fall Mushrooms for the Beginning Fungivore

By Bill Chapman — Familiarize yourself with these mushrooms in a good book or online and you could have a great fall mushrooming season this year There are many reasons to take part in the free bounty of wild mushrooms we have in the Cariboo. First and foremost is that wild mushrooms are to the […]

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

ECOLOGY | WILDLIFE | WILD HARVESTING | Inviting Wild Mushrooms into your Kitchen

By Bill Chapman — As the snow of another stubborn winter finally recedes, one cry that won’t be heard across the Cariboo is, “Time to watch for the snowbank mushrooms,” or “Hark, morel mushroom season fast approaches; find the baskets!” Sadly these are not common thoughts in spring in the Cariboo and more is the pity […]

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

LETTER FROM THE PUBLISHER | Fall Mushroom Foraging

By Lisa Bland — Dear Readers, Fall is a wonderful time of year. Although the glorious summer days are hard to say goodbye to, as the mornings get cooler and frost lingers on the ground, there is the cozy feeling of retreat from heightened activity that comes with the shortening of the days. Thoughts turn […]