More than a dozen people were treated to an educational romp through the woods last weekend, as part of a Wild Food Walk sponsored by the Valemount Museum. Guide Rene Nunweiler showed participants various plants that are edible and/or used for medicinal puposes.

Wild food goers tasted the Soapberry (name only begins to describe its awful taste), wild raspberries, plantain (not the banana), Saskatoon berries, Labrador Tea, Pineapple weed, Juniper berries, yarrow, fireweed, rosehips and more.

If you are learning about edible plants, be sure to take someone along who knows a lot about them, preferably someone who grew up in the area, as there is always some risk to eating plants from the wild.