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Provides expertise in
wild edible plants and foraging through workshops,
expeditions, teaching events, presentations, outdoor
guiding, and outfitting anywhere in North America. Technical
advising, curriculum development, and custom research
services are also available. Emphasis is on the past,
present, and future uses of wild edible plants and other
foragables. We also offer publications: the Wild Food
Adventurer newsletter, a national periodical on wild foods.
The Wild Food Primer, a guide to studying wild foods. And a
bookstore complete with reviews of the best books
Is to help people
connect with the Earth, Earth culture, human history, and
the future through the study of edible plants in natural
settings. People who genuinely make these connections will
live more sustainable lifestyles and be better caretakers of
Our mission is also to partner with and assist original
North Americans in their efforts to restore and revitalize
traditional foodways. Foodways involve the identification,
collection, transportation, processing, storage, retrieval,
and use of traditional wild foods. We strive to honor and
preserve the wild food knowledge, experiences, and wisdom of
original North Americans.
Edible Wild Plants
Edible wild plants are
wild plants with one or more parts that can be used for food
if gathered at the appropriate stage of growth, and properly
prepared. Edible wild plants could be weeds growing in urban
areas to native plants growing in deep wilderness.
Edible wild plants and
other foragables of North America. Wild foods of Native
Americans. The role wild foods play in recreational and
unplanned survival. Wild Gourmet Garden Vegetables. Plant
identification. Poisonous plants. Sea vegetables. Processing
wild foods. Nutrition of wild foods. Research in these areas
is continually being conducted.
Workshops and Rendezvous involve trips to a variety of
habitats. We visit city streets, parks, forests, mountains,
coastal habitats, farms, lakes, swamps and more. Some times
we look, sometimes we process foods, sometimes we snack, and
sometimes we feast. We always have fun with wild
Foraging & Foragables
Regarding humans and
wild foods: Foraging is the process of searching for and
gathering food or provisions from wild sources. As opposed
to hunting or fishing. The distinction can be seen in how
Native American tribes had a division of labor. The women
and children foraged while the men hunted and fished.
Foraging can be done to obtain plant products as well as
animal products like shellfish, insects, and honey.
Foragables are those things that can be gathered.
Note that foragables is also spelled forageables. Both are