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Prairie Living Magazine Feature

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Prairie Living Magazine Feature

We were featured on the cover of Prairie Living with our article on Local Wildcrafting in Spring 2021.  Read the article here.

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Balsam Poplar Buds

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Balsam Poplar Buds

The leaves are just budding out here in central Alberta in Mid-May and we finally have a green hue over the prairies. We had an exceptionally long and cold winter, so the anticipation for Spring was doubled with my new foraging interest. The snow was melted in April but nothing yet sprouting so my eyes were searching for something I could forage and create with. That’s when I discovered balsam poplar buds filled with that aromatic, sticky resin. Most people know of this tree as the one not to park underneath as you would end up with sticky sap all...

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