By John Dietz, TOP CROP MANAGER
A virtual cornucopia of wild edibles and non-timber products is ready to be harvested in the woodlands and boreal forests of Western Canada. While native bush may be something you want to protect forever as a heritage site, or clear off entirely for pasture or grain production, it also may be a source of commercial opportunities.
If you have 160 acres of bush, think about it, says Mike James, past president of the Woodlot Association of Manitoba (WAM) and educator and owner of Boreal Woods Nature Centre near the southeast shore of Lake Winnipeg. WAM, founded in 1991, promotes rural woodlots… Read more.