blueberry_resourcesExperts Consulted

Gammond, Pete: Wild food enthusiast, who focuses on edible and practical applications of plants

Moses, Raphael: Traditional elder in northwestern Ontario, who focuses on traditional uses of plants (both medicinal and edible) by Indigenous people

Reeves, Laura: Botanist/wild food enthusiast, who focuses on increasing public knowledge of and respect for the beauty, diversity and usefulness of wild plants

St. Amand, Dave: Local mushroom expert, who focuses on edible wild mushrooms

Stephenson, Karen: Owner of, who focuses on nutritional aspects of plants, as well as both medicinal and edible applications


Text Resources

Barron, G. 1999. Mushrooms of Ontario and Eastern Canada. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, Alberta.

Boulet, A. et al. 2014. Beyond the Fields: The value of forest and freshwater foods in northern Ontario. Ontario Nature.

Evergreen. 2014. Native Plant Database.

Freedman, L. 1991. Wild about Mushrooms: The Mycological Society of San Francisco cookbook. Addison-Wesley.

Gibson, W.H. 1895. Our Edible Toadstools and Mushrooms and How to Distinguish Them. Library of Alexandria Publishing. Ithaca, New York.

Gray, B. 2011. The Boreal Herbal: Wild food and medicine plants of the north (A guide to harvesting, preserving and preparing). Aroma Borealis Press. Whitehorse, Yukon.

Legasy, K., S. Labelle-Beadman and B. Chambers. 1995. Forest Plants of Northeastern Ontario. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, Alberta.

Lincoff, G. 2011. The Complete Mushroom Hunter: An illustrated guide to finding, harvesting and enjoying wild mushrooms. Quarry Books. Beverly, Massachusetts.

MacKinnon, A., L. Kershaw, J.T. Arnason, P. Owen, A. Karst and F. Hamersley Chambers. 2009. Edible and Medicinal Plants of Canada. Lone Pine Publishing. Edmonton, Alberta.

Minnesota Forest Stewardship Program et al. Balsam Bough – Careful Harvest Fact Sheet. U.S. Forest Service.

Reeves, L. 2011. Laura’s Guide to Useful Plants: From acorns to zoom sticks. Laura Reeves. Manitoba.

Stephenson, K. 2012. Fields of Nutrition. Ontario.