Foraging / Wild Edibles


Welcome to the World of Wild Edibles!​

Foraging, or the harvesting of wild food, is fun and rewarding. 

Wild edible plants provide superior nutrition.

Foraging satisfies a necessary connection to nature.  It promotes environmental sensitivity and awareness of our natural world.

Walk with a wild edibles expert. Get to know a few wild plants!


A Word on Safety

If you are interested in eating wild plants, I encourage you to become your own expert. 

Purchase a few good field guides. They should include clear, color photographs of each plant.

Check references against each other - compare for consistency and accuracy. 

And DON'T believe everything you read on-line!

​​​Books and internet sources should always include information on ‘poisonous look-alikes’, if any.   

About the Wild Edibles Lady


I received my master’s degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University (many years ago!)

I'm a Licensed Dietitian Nutritionist, a Certified Rutgers Master Gardener, and a Pennsylvania Master Naturalist. 

As a nutritionist I have always been most interested in wild plants:  

  • What's out there that is food for our species?  
  • What is the nutritional value of wild food? 
  • How do we identify, safely forage and prepare those foods?

I feel my advanced training in nutrition provides a unique approach to appreciating wild foods. 



If possible, let a knowledgeable person introduce you to plants in their own habitat.

There's nothing like meeting a plant "face-to-face" where it grows naturally. 

And please... DON’T put a plant in your mouth until you are 100% sure of ​it's identity!

Some other important info:

  • Which part is OK to eat?
  • Does it need to be cooked / leached?
  • Is it hazardous if consumed under-ripe / raw / in large quantity?
  • Etc, etc!

Wild edibles are safe once you get to know them!



A weed is a plant that has mastered every survival skill except for ​learning how to ​grow in rows.

​- Doug Larson