SalishHarvest.com has grown out of a series of gatherings that have brought together elders and youth from the neighbouring Islands of Penelakut (formerly Kuper) and Galiano to share their knowledge of wild and traditional foods and medicines.
This site features excerpts from inter-island gatherings held since the fall of 2012, most of which have been recorded by local youth.
We hope this evolving site helps to preserve some of the essential knowledge held by these elders while also inspiring the next generation to see and ultimately connect with the wild abundance in our midst.
The “Digital Forage” project began with a seed of a project (“Two Islands United”) that was planted by The Galiano Food Program in partnership with Penelakut Health and the Access to Media Education Society. Since then the partners have expanded to include The Galiano Conservancy, Penelakut Island Elementary School (PIES), and the Galiano Community School.
And heart-felt thanks to all the stellar video mentors, staff coordinators and community volunteers too.
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