A Walk on the Wild Side workshop

  • Date :  November 30, 2017
  • Time : 02:00 pm - 05:00 pm
  • Venue : Candle Span Room, The Atrium at Innovation Place, 106 111 Research Drive, Saskatoon

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 (view presentation slides)
Eleanor Hegland – Indigenous Plant Medicines (view presentation slides)
Randy Johns – Willowherb (Fireweed) Chamerion angustifolium or Epilobium angustifolium (view presentation slides)
Nap Gardiner – Wild Rice Zizania palustris (Decisions for a Processing Plant in NW Saskatchewan) (view presentation slides)
Randy Johns – Birch Fungi Inonotus obliquus, Fomes fomentarius, Piptoporus betulinus or Fomitopsis betulina, Phellinus igniarius
Larissa Muirhead – Northern Apothecary (view presentation slides)
Randy Johns – Wild Sarsaparilla Aralia nudicaulis (view presentation slides)

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