Today kicked of KTW’s annual Birch Water Harvest Camp! Students and staff learn reviewed the tapping process and learned Wiilideh words related to the bush under the direction of Mike Mitchell and Elder George Tatsiechele.
Students scouted trees and set the taps and buckets today, and will collect the Birch water for the next two weeks. The water is then dropped off each day by staff at the Birch Camp at the end of the Dettah Road. It is put into the “pot” of the Birch Syrup Co-op run by Mike Mitchell and his crew, along with others in and around Yellowknife.
At the conclusion of the two weeks, students and staff attend a day-long camp experience where they bottle their finished product of dark and delicious Birch Syrup.