Digital Forage: Gathering the Wisdom of Island Elders is an intergenerational digital storytellingand media mentorship program that involves the reciprocal sharing of knowledge between artists, elders, and youth living in and around the Salish Sea. This program uses technology as a bridge between generations and ways of life to revitalize traditional knowledge. During this program, which has taken place on Galiano Island and Penelakut Island (formerly Kuper Island) since the fall of 2012, elders have shared specialized and seasoned knowledge of traditional foods, medicines, and foraging practices with youth. Through creative collaboration, artists have shared their knowledge of photography, digital storytelling, and media production with each other, and on SalishHarvest.com.
In 2021/2022, we’re anticipating more inter-island, and inter-generational gatherings involving
• Plant workshops and medicine walks with Galiano and Penelakut students
• Feed the People Workshop – deer dressing and canning workshop
• An inter-island Feast in the Native Forage Forest adjacent to the Galiano Conservancy Association’s Millard Learning Centre