Time to forage for wild food and gather seeds for saving

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Published on: October 12, 2020

CBC News / Rhiannon Johnson / 12 October 2020

[Caleb Musgrave] said over the last three to four years he’s noticed an uptick in people foraging for their food, both Indigenous and non-Indigenous, and especially with the COVID-19 pandemic.

“The pandemic put fuel on the fire, people are in survival mode and thinking they need to prepare for the end days,” he said.

“Amongst Indigenous communities you were seeing this return to traditional food ideology that was basically trying to decolonize our diet.”

He pointed to establishments like Toronto’s Pow Wow Cafe and Ku-Kum Indigenous Kitchen that are bringing wild food in to serve restaurant patrons.

For Musgrave, having a more traditional diet based around wild food is important because much of his family is affected by diseases with dietary factors, like diabetes and heart problems.