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.
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)