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Shawn DawsonShawn Dawson is a local grower and forager and author of the book The Forager’s Dinner (Boulder Publications, 2020). He has been growing and gathering food here in Newfoundland since he was very young and has steadily added to his knowledge of cultivated and wild plants. He has harvested chaga fungus and learned how to make remarkable pickles and preserves from natural ingredients. In recent years he has been supplying local chefs and producers of beer and spirits with natural ingredients for unique new products. As a vendor at the St. John's Farmer's Market, he is well known for his wild gathered mushrooms, berries and wild greens.

 

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Events Of Siwk

Siwk, or spring, has arrived on the West Coast of Ktaqmkuk, where I call home, Codroy Valley. The Katalisk Sipu, also known as the Grand Codroy River, is high; green ……

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Pineappleweed

Pineappleweed is a common herb found in disturbed areas, and growing in gravel alongside our roads. It is a form of wild chamomile. Pineappleweed can easily be gathered in the ……

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Chuckley Pear (Saskatoon berry)

In my recently published book (Boulder Publications, 2020) I talk about harvesting a range of berries, including blueberries, wild blackberries, bakeapple, cranberry, snowberry, crowberry, dewberry,…

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