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Groundbreakers Wild

  • Class Trip

  • Cooking nettles

  • Colours of nature

Groundbreakers Wild or WildFoods program started in the fall of 2017 with Muheim Elementary students venturing along several local forest trails to collect and create edible treats like wild cranberry syrup and rosehip tea. Since then, Muheim, Telkwa and Walnut Park and Heartwood Elementary schools have gone ‘wild’ with multiple trips to make everything from stinging nettle pesto pasta and cattail salad to spruce tip tea and birch syrup crepes.

We are grateful for the support of the Kassandra Trust for helping us start WildFoods, and for the ongoing support of Wetzink’wa Community Forests Corporation that enables us to partner with schools to provide Place Based Learning opportunities through hands-on food and outdoor education experiences.