On Friday, A new edible forest was unveiled in the center of Moricetown.
The Edible forest is dedicated to Bridget Forsythe who passed away on June second, 2001, her unexpected death prevented her from starting the community garden.
From Raspberries to Bearberries the forest will provide a diverse and healthy living opportunity for everyone, according to the communications director of the Moricetown band Christine Bruce.
Bruce adds this will bring the community together, and how the orchard will bring back memories of Bridget.
“Congratulations for developing this beautiful edible forest! As MLA for Stikine and the Minister for Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, I am interested in all aspects of products coming from the forest. This edible forest will provide opportunities for community members to connect with each other and learn about locally sourced food.” says Minister of Forests, Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development. Doug Donaldson.
Bruce says this project couldn’t be done without the work of the Wetzin’kwa Forestry Corporation.
Later in the year, an elders gazebo will be built beside the orchard to bring in more attention from the main road.