Gifts from the Land Series: Jams & Bannock

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Lake Trail Middle School

805 Willemar Avenue

Courtenay, BC V9N 3M1

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Gifts from the Land Series - Traditional Indigenous Wild Berry Jams & Bannock

This is the first in a series of workshops that will provide an engaging combination of learning how to prepare a variety of indigenous foods and hearing stories from an elder about the history and significance of these foods in local history.

Join cross-culture and Metis elder, Dianne McLean, and Gloria Gietz, for a fun evening of learning and sharing.

Oregon grapes, salal berries, and Saskatoon berries are some of the native fruits that may be used in this class. Learn how to make jam and fruit preserves, plus understand the health benefits of these anti-oxidant and vitamin-rich berries. The night wraps up with everyone getting to enjoy the jams you've made on homemade bannock ... plus, you'll get to take some jars of jam home! (Canning supplies will be provided.)

Do you have some wild berries in your freezer that you would like to learn how to preserve? Let us know and you can bring them along to cook and can! (You will need to bring additional canning jars, lids and rings if you bring extra berries.)

  • This workshop is for people aged 15 and up.
  • Space is limited to 12 participants, so please register early to avoid disappointment!
  • COST: $35 and bursaries are available to those in need. Please email admin@lushvalley.org to apply for the bursary.
  • Refunds are subject to a $5 admin fee. Tickets are transferrable.)
  • WHAT TO BRING: Extra canning jars, rings and NEW lids, if you have your own fruit to preserve.
  • NOTE: A full meal will not be served at this workshop but there will be some healthy snacks available. Please eat dinner before you come.

About Our Facilitators

Dianne MacLean is a cross-culture and Metis elder who has lived in the Comox Valley for more than 20 years. One of the founders of LUSH Valley Food Action Society, Dianne considers herself a community activist. She was instrumental in the creation of LUSH Valley's Fruit Tree and Share the Harvest community garden programs. A bundle of energy and a wealth of knowledge, Dianne has a passion for connecting people to the land and she specializes in traditional foods and medicines.

Gloria Gietz is a (mostly) retired high school teacher who loves spending time in the kitchen. She has been canning and preserving food for many years and has a wealth of experience to share. Gloria is a board member of the Upper Island Women of Native Ancestry.

Questions? Please email admin@lushvalley.org or call us at 250-218-4952.


We gratefully acknowledge and thank Lake Trail Middle School for the privilege of using their teaching kitchen and their support of this healthy food program.

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Lake Trail Middle School

805 Willemar Avenue

Courtenay, BC V9N 3M1

Canada

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Refunds up to 1 day before event

Eventbrite's fee is nonrefundable.

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