Carol Snyder is a local author and historian. Proud to be a Western Canadian, born in Regina, Carol Snyder has lived in Edmonton since 1983.
After “retirement” from her work with the Highlands Historical Foundation, further items of interest kept arriving on Carol’s desk. An intense interest in the Gullion families who settled on the land that became The Highlands resulted in research into the fur trade and the claiming of river lots along the North Saskatchewan River in the area which became the City of Edmonton. This resulted in the creation of her book, After the Fur Trade: Living on the Land.
Her latest book, Nature's Colours: A Guide to Western Canadian Dye Plants captures the beauty of the natural dyeing process with plants found right here in our own backyard. This book takes you through a colourful journey of gathering plant materials, recipes for dye plants, and methods for recording results. Full of excellent tips and tricks (and even a recipe for Saskatoon jelly!) this book is a natural treasure.