In the coming months, AMES will go public with two interactive websites that will showcase a range of place-based digital stories.
Thanks to support from Arts Innovations, this site will utilize interactive web platforms to extend the reach of the environmentally focused digital stories created during AMES programs, create a wider public forum for place-base storytelling, and help facilitate network-development and story-sharing between geographically dispersed people and groups.
ecostories.org seeks to become an inter-generational, inter-regional and inter-cultural space that encourages creative cross pollination, accommodates different disciplines (art, activism, technology, environmental science/education) and represents a wide variety of approaches to geo-storytelling.
SalishHarvest.com has grown out of a series of gatherings that brought together elders from the neighbouring Islands of Penelakut (formerly Kuper) and Galiano to share their knowledge of wild and traditional foods and medicines.
This site will feature excerpts from these inter-island gatherings (held between the fall of 2012 and the winter of 2013) that were filmed by local youth. We hope this evolving site helps to preserve some of the essential knowledge held by these elders while also inspiring the next generation to see, appreciate and ultimately connect with the wild abundance in their midst.