A Walk on the Wild Side workshop


Date: November 30, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Location: Candle Span Room, The Atrium at Innovation Place, 106 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon, S7N 3R2

Saskatchewan’s northern forest area is virtual cornucopia of foods and nutraceuticals.

Join us for A Walk on the Wild Side to learn about the opportunity around four species of interest with both R&D and commercial potential: birch fungus, sarsaparilla, fireweed and wild rice.

Speakers include:

Mike Cey, Director of Corporate Initiatives, Ag-West Bio – Opening Comments
Randy Johns, CEO, KCDA – Introduction: The Potential of Saskatchewan’s Boreal Forest
Eleanor Hegland – Indigenous Plant Medicines (view presentation slides)
Randy Johns – Willowherb (Fireweed) Chamerion angustifolium or Epilobium angustifolium
Nap Gardiner – Wild Rice Zizania palustris (Decisions for a Processing Plant in NW Saskatchewan)
Randy Johns – Birch Fungi Inonotus obliquus, Fomes fomentarius, Piptoporus betulinus or Fomitopsis betulina, Phellinus igniarius
Larissa Muirhead – Northern Apothecary
Randy Johns – Wild Sarsaparilla Aralia nudicaulis

Sponsored by Ag-West Bio and the Keewatin Community Development Association (La Ronge)



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