Foraging, or the harvesting of wild food, is exciting on so many levels. It's fun and rewarding, and satisfies a necessary connection to nature.
Wild edible plants provide superior nutrition.
Foraging promotes environmental sensitivity and awareness of the natural world.
Get to know a few wild plants. Discover the world of wild edibles and you'll never look at weeds the same way again!
If you are interested in knowing more about foraging edible plants I encourage you to become your own expert.
You may learn to positively identify only one plant, but you will be 100% sure of that plant.
Purchase a few good field guides. They should include clear, color photographs of the plants. Check references against each other - compare for consistency and accuracy.
Books and internet sources should always include information on ‘poisonous look-alikes’, if any.
DON’T put a plant in your mouth until you are 100% sure of it's identity!
A weed is a plant that has mastered
every survival skill except for learning how to grow in rows.
- Doug Larson