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Wild Muskoka
Contact: Kevin Belluz, local distributor for Laura Gilmour
City: Dwight, ON,
Phone: 705-783-8816
About Us
Wild Muskoka Botanicals is the producer of artisan wild foods and cocktail mixers. Our ingredients are locally foraged in a sustainable manner, and then hand-produced on a small scale in an effort to maintain our focus on providing high quality products made with ecological integrity. Wild Muskoka Botanicals is based out of a Wild Spirit Permaculture Homestead on the western edge of Algonquin Park. It exists to reconnect people with the natural world and to promote health and wellness through incorporating wild plants and traditional herbal medicines back into people’s modern lives.
Our products are produced at at health certified kitchen in downtown Huntsville.

Laura Gilmour - Founder, Forager, Kitchen Witch
Laura Gilmour has always lived a life connected to nature. She is a woman of mixed British, French and Anishinaabe Algonquin ancestry born in the Niagara Region in a rural farming area. She grew up learning about plants while playing on her grandparents’ farm, and while being taken on plant walks by the Italian woman who used to take care of her. Her family moved to Muskoka when she was 11, and Laura fell in love with the landscape and plants of the area. She became fascinated with wild plants as food and as medicine, and began experimenting and learning. After studying Environmental Technology at Fleming College, Laura spent several years learning sustainable agriculture and herbalism in Western Canada and the U.S., and earned a Permaculture Design Certification in California. While interning on permaculture farms, Laura learned about all aspects of gardening, and also wild foods harvesting and herbal medicine preparation, as well as planting food forests, learning about mushroom cultivation, and animal husbandry.