Wild Food Adventures, Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants and Other Foragables
John Kallas, Ph.D., Director, Portland, Oregon



Wild Food Adventurer
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An information packed fun to read periodical focusing on the successful use of edible wild plants and other foragables. What distinguishes this publication from others is the depth of useful information based on first hand experience and the number of illustrative photographs. The intent is to explain, with enough detail, exactly what you need to know to have success using the plants covered. Myths are debunked, historical accounts of use are put to the test, you are given the real scoop about what works and what doesn't.


It has a North American Wild Foods Focus. Some of the topics covered include gathering & preparation techniques, wild gourmet garden vegetables, food plants of Native Americans, feature articles on important wild foods, reviews of books & videos, edible plant identification, nutrition of wild foods, festival announcements, wilderness survival, sustainable living, sea shore edibles, poisonous plants, events calendars, book reviews, sea vegetables, and more.
The information in these periodicals is valuable, the kind of depth you will rarely find elsewhere, and never goes out of date. Even past event calendars have contact information to discover and investigate instructors, organizations, and dates for new and upcoming events.

The WIld Food Adventurer newsletter spans 35 individual issues published over a 10 year period. The series begain in 1996. The last issue was published in July of 2006. Mostly written by its editor and publisher, John Kallas, it is a treasure of information you will not find elsewhere. Cor content, check Index to topics below.

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Index To Categories Below
Plants by Common and Scientific (Latin) Names
The Animal Kingdom
Fungi / Mushrooms / Mycology
Wild Food Concepts & Topics
Events / Festivals / Wild Food and/or Primitive Skills Teach-ins
Organizations / Institutions / Nature Preserves
Book & Video Reviews
Contributors to the Wild Food Adventurer Newsletter

Plants by Common and Scientific (Latin) Names
Acer saccarhum 2.4 / 3.4 / 6.4 / 7.1
Acorns 1.4 / 2.4 / 4.1 / 4.3 / 7.3
Aesculus hippocastanum 5.4 / 7.4
Althaea officinalis 7.2
Amaranth 1.4 / 3.2 / 6.2
Amaranthus retroflexus 1.4 / 3.2 / 6.2
Amelanchier alnifolia 5.3
Anagallis arvensis 6.2
Apios americana 5.2
Aralia nudicaulis 5.3
Arrowhead 1.4
Arrowroot 2.1
Asclepias speciosa 6.2
Asclepias syriaca 6.2 / 6.4 / 8.3
Asimina triloba 5.4 / 6.1
Athyrium felix-femina 2.1
Berberis spp (Mahonia) 2.2 / 8.3
Blackberries 2.3
Black nightshade 6.2
Blue camas 3.1 / 3.2
Blueberries, wild 2.3 / 5.3
Borage 7.1
Borago officinalis 7.1
Brassica rapa 5.1
Buckeye 5.4 / 7.4
Bull thistle 2.4 / 5.3
Camas 3.1 / 3.2
Camassia quamash 3.1 / 3.2
Camassia leichtlinii 3.1 / 3.2
Camassia cusickii 3.1
Camassia scilloides 3.1
Cantherellus cibarius 5.4
Castanea dentata 7.4
Cats ear 1.1
Cattails 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 10.1 / 11.1
Chanterelles 5.4
Chenopodium album 1.2 / 1.4 / 3.2 / 6.2
Chestnut 7.4
Chickweed 1.4 / 2.4
Choke cherry 3.4
Cirsium vulgare 2.4 / 5.3
Coltsfoot 7.1
Conium maculatum 4.4 / 7.3
Cow Parsnips 4.1 / 8.1
Dandelions 1.1 / 1.4 / 2.1 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 5.4 / 7.1 / 7.2
Dandelion, false 1.1
Daucus carota 4.4 / 5.1
Death camas 3.1 / 3.2
Diospyros virginiana 6.4
Douglas fir 3.2
Elderberries 5.3 / 7.3
Fiddleheads 2.1
Fucus gardneri 1.3
Gooseberry 5.3
Goosefoot 1.2 / 1.4 / 3.2 / 6.2
Groundnut 5.2
Hairy nightshade 6.2
Helianthus annuus 3.4
Hemerocallis fulva 5.2
Heracleum lanatum 4.1 / 8.1
Heteromeles arbutifolia 3.3
Horse chestnut 5.4 / 7.4
Huckleberries 2.3 / 5.3 / 10.2
Hypochaeris radicata 1.1
Indian popcorn 2.3
Indian potato 1.4
Iris 1.1
Japanese Knotweed 8.1
Juneberry 5.3
Lactuca sativa 2.3
Lactuca scariola 1.4 / 2.3
Lactuca serriola 2.3
Lambsquarters 1.2 / 1.4 / 6.2
Lathyrus latifolius & Other species 9.4
Licorice fern 2.4
Lysichitum americanum 2.1
Mahonia repens 2.2
Mallow, common 1.4 / 7.2 / 7.3 / 8.2 / 10.2
Malva neglecta 1.4 / 7.2 / 7.3 / 8.2/ 10.2
Maple 2.4 / 6.4 / 7.1
Marshmallow 7.2 / 10.2
Mayapple 8.1
Matteuccia struthiopteris 2.1
Milkweed 6.2 / 6.4 / 8.3
Miners Lettuce 6.1 / 8.1
Montia perfoliata 6.1 / 8.1
Nettles, stinging 4.1 / 4.2 / 5.1
Nuphar advena 2.3
Nuphar polysepalum 2.3 / 3.1
Oaks 1.4 / 2.4 / 4.1 / 4.3
Opuntia spp. 3.1 / 4.3
Oregon grape 2.2 / 8.3
Ostrich fern 2.1
Parsnips 4.4
Pastinaca sativa 4.4
Paw Paw, pawpaw 5.4 / 6.1
Persimmon 6.4
Petacites frigidus 7.1
Petacites japonicus 7.1
Pigweed 1.4 / 3.2
Pinion pine 5.1
Pinus monophylla 5.1
Podophyllum peltatum 8.1
Poison hemlock 4.4 / 5.1 / 7.3
Poison ivy, Poison oak, Poison sumac 4.2 / 4.3
Pokeweed 2.4
Pollen, cattail 1.2
Polypodium glcyrrhiza 2.4
Polystichum munitum 10.1 / 11.1
Pond lily, yellow 2.3 / 3.1
Portulaca oleracea 1.4 / 3.2
Prickly lettuce 1.4 / 2.3
Prickly pear cactus 3.1 / 4.3
Prunus virginiana 3.4
Pseudosuga menziesii 3.2
Purslane 1.4 / 3.2
Queen Anne's lace 4.4
Quercus (Oak/Acorns) 1.4 / 2.4 / 4.1 / 4.3 / 7.3
Raspberries 5.3
Red clover 5.4
Red root 3.2
Rhus diversiloba 4.2 / 4.3
Rhus glabra 7.3
Rhus radicans 4.2 / 4.3
Rhus typhina 7.3
Rhus vernix 4.2 / 4.3
Ribes lacustre 5.3
Rose / Rosa spp. 1.3
Rubus idaeus 5.3
Rubus parviflorus 2.2 / 5.3
Rumex acetosella 1.4 / 6.3 / 6.4
Sagittaria cuneata/latifolia 1.4
Sambucus spp 5.3 / 7.3
Sarsaparilla 5.3
Sassafras albidum 3.3
Saskatoon berry 5.3
Scarlet pimpernel 6.2
Sea vegetables 1.1 / 1.3 / 2.1 / 2.2 / 2.3 / 3.3
Serviceberry 5.3
Shadbush 5.3
Sheep sorrel 1.4 / 6.3 / 6.4
Skunk cabbage 2.1
Slippery Jack mushrooms 3.1
Smooth sumac 7.3
Solanum nigrum 6.2
Solanum sarrachoides 6.2
Spatter-dock 2.3 / 3.1
Staghorn Sumac 7.3 / 8.3
Stellaria media 1.4 / 2.4
Stinging nettle 4.1
Sugar maple 2.4 / 3.4 / 6.4 / 7.1
Sumac 7.3 / 8.3
Sword Fern 10.1 / 11.1
Symplocarpus foetidus 2.1
Taraxacum officinale 1.1 / 1.4 / 3.2 / 3.4 / 5.4 / 7.1 / 7.2
Tawny day lily 5.2
Thimbleberries 2.2 / 5.3
Toxicodendron diversiloba
Toxicodendron radicans,
Toxicodendron vernix 4.2 / 4.3
Toyon 3.3
Trifolium pratense 5.4
Tussilago farara 7.1
Typha angustifolia 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 6.1
Typha latifolia 1.1 / 1.2 / 1.3 / 4.1 / 5.1 / 6.1 / 10.1 / 11.1
Urtica dioica 4.1 / 4.2 / 5.1
Vaccinium membranaceum 2.3 / 5.3 / 10.2
Valerian 3.1
Wapato 1.4
Wild carrot 4.4 / 5.1
Wild lettuce 1.4 / 2.3
Wild mustard 5.1
Wild spinach 1.2 / 1.4 / 3.2 / 6.2
Wild sunflower 3.4
Wild sweet pea 9.4
Wokas 2.3
Yampa 3.1
Yellow pond lily 2.3 / 3.1
Zigadenus paniculatus 3.1
Zigadenus venenosus 3.1 / 3.2
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The Animal Kingdom
Clams 3.3 / 3.4
Cockles 3.3 / 3.4
Mussels 2.3
Shellfish 2.1 / 2.3 / 3.3 / 3.4
Shellfish gathering regulations, Oregon coast 2.1
Intertidal habitats, animal & plant booklet review 2.3
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Mycology / Fungi / Mushrooms
Canterellus cibarius
Chanterelles

Mycological Society, Oregon 1.1 / 2.1
Mushroom Show, Everett, Washington 2.3
Mushroom Symposium, Detroit, Oregon 2.3
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Wild Food Concepts, Topics, Components
Anthoquinones 6.3
Anti-Nutrients 10.1
Ascorbic Acid 1.3 / 6.3
Bitterness removal 1.1 / 1.4 / 2.3 / 7.1
Browsing, defined 5.3
Calcium oxalate crystals 2.1 / 6.3
Carcinogens, cancer causers 3.3
Cardenolides 6.2
Cardiac glycosides 6.2
Chemodenes 5.2
Chiffon Pie 8.1
Community supported agriculture 2.2
Cyanide 5.4
Edible wild plants defined 1.2
Euell Gibbons - Retrospective 3.4
Flour, meal, or grain processed from wild foods 1.2 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 2.4 / 4.1 / 4.3 / 11.1
Flowers, edible 5.2 / 7.1
Foraging, successful approaches to 5.3
Gathering etiquette 1.2
Grazing, defined 5.3
Harvesting, defined 5.3
Hydrocyanic acid 5.4
Inulin 3.2
Lathyrism 9.4
Lathyrogens 9.4
Mayapple Chiffon Pie 8.1
Native American Foodways 11.1
Organic farms 2.2
Oxalic acid, Oxalate salts, Soluble oxalates, Calcium oxalates 2.1 / 6.3
Paw Paw Pudding & Custard Recipes 6.1
Pemmican 5.4
Photosensitising Agents 8.1
Poisonous plants 4.2 / 4.3 / 4.4 / 5.1 / 5.2 / 5.3 / 5.4 / 6.2
Pollen collection 10.1
Pyrrolizidine alkaloids 7.1
Questing, defined 5.3
Red tide 3.3
Rind removal 4.1
Root beer recipe 3.3
Safrole 3.3
Salt Substitute 8.2
Scouting, defined 5.3
Sesquiterpenes 7.1
Shellfish feeding in captivity 3.4
Starvation 9.4
Subsistence foraging adventures 3.1 / 3.4
Sustainable gathering 1.2
Sword Fern Molasses Cookies 10.1
Tannin, tannic acid 1.4 / 2.4 / 4.1 / 4.3
Tapping Maple Trees 6.4
Testing unknowns 4.2 / 4.4
U-Pick farm wild edibles 2.2
Ureshenol, urushiol 4.2 / 4.3
Vitamin C 1.3 / 6.3
Wild chewing gum 3.2
Wild Christmas gifts 1.4 / 2.4 / 3.4 / 4.4 / 5.4 / 6.4
Wild food plants defined 1.2
Wild food recipe development 6.3
Wild gourmet garden vegetables 1.1 / 1.3 / 1.4 / 2.2 / 2.4 / 5.1 / 5.2 / 6.3 / 6.4 / 8.3
Wild molasses 10.1 / 11.1
Wild pudding 3.1 / 4.3
Wilderness survival & wild foods 2.4 / 3.1 / 3.4 / 5.1
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Events / Festivals / Wild Food and/or Primitive Skills Teach-ins
Berry festivals, Northwest 2.3
Blackberry festival, Elma, Washington 2.3
Crawfish festival, Tualatin, Oregon 1.3
Dandelion cook-off & festival, Dover, Ohio 2.1
GingerRoot Wild Food Rendezvous 7.4
Huckleberry festivals, Welches, Oregon & Bingen, Washington 2.3
Mushroom show, Everett, Washington 2.3
Mushroom show, Tigard, Oregon 3.3
Mushroom symposium, Detroit, Oregon 2.3
Native Shores Wild Food Rendezvous 8.2
Nature Wonder Wild Food Weekend, Cairo, West Virginia 5.4
North Carolina Wild Food Weekend 6.2
Opal Creek Wilderness Wild Food Retreat, Oregon 3.1 / 4.1
Oregon Country Fair, Veneta, Oregon 2.2
Poisonous Plant Garden tours, Vancouver, Washington 2.3
Primitive Technology Events, North America 8.3
Primitive Technology Rendezvous / Conferences North American Schedule 6.1
Primitive technology teach-in, "Earth Knack", Crestone, Colorado 2.1 / 6.1
Primitive technology teach-in, "Karamat", Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 2.1 / 6.1
Primitive technology teach-in, "Rabbitstick", Rexberg, Idaho 1.3 / 2.3 / 4.1 / 6.1
Primitive technology teach-in, "Rivercane Rendezvous", Unicoi State Park, Georgia 5.2 / 6.1
WeedFeed workshops, Austin, Texas 2.3
Weed 'n Feed, Richfield, Ohio 2.2
Wild Food Events, North America 2.2 / 2.3 / 8.3 / 11.1
Wild Food Roundtable 4.1
Wild Foods in Survival and Primitive Living - 4 day intensive, Hood River, Oregon 7.1
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Organizations / Institutions / Nature Preserves
Booksellers, wild foods 3.3 / 4.4
Boulder Outdoor Survival School, Boulder, Colorado 1.3 / 2.3
Earth Knack, Crestone, Colorado 2.1
Economic Botany, Society of 2.1
Flathead Indians 3.1
Goosefoot Acres 3.2
Hortus West, Canby, Oregon 1.1
Hoyt Arboretum, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Karamat, Wildwood, Alberta, Canada 2.1
Klamath Indians, Klamath Oregon 2.3
Leach Botanical Garden, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Lewis & Clark 3.1
Metro Parks & Greenspaces, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Mycological Society, Oregon 1.1 / 2.1
National Wild Foods Association & Conference 5.4
Native Plant Society, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Nature Conservancy, Portland, Oregon 1.1
North Carolina Wild Foods Association & Weekend 6.2
Oxbow Park, Gresham, Oregon 1.1
Tryon Creek State Park, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Web Sites of Useful Plants 3.2 / 5.2
Wild Food Adventurer Newsletter, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Wild Food Adventures, Portland, Oregon 1.1
Wild Food Vendors / Mail Order 5.2
Wild Foods Association, National, Parkersberg, West Virginia 1.3 / 2.3 / 5.2
Wild Foods Forum Newsletter, Virginia Beach, Virginia 1.3
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Book & Video Reviews

Dining on the Wilds: Video Review 2.1
Directory of Wild Food Educators 6.3
Intertidal Habitats, Seaweed Field Guide Review 2.2
Intertidal Habitats, Animal & Plant Booklet Review 2.3
Random House Book of Herbs: Review 1.3
Wild Food
Book Reviews and Bookstore 7.1
Wild Food Primer 4.2
Wild Vegetarian Cookbook 8.3
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Contributors to the Wild Food Adventurer Newsletter

Donna Barth 1.3
Tim Batchelder 2.4
Jack Fee 3.1
Kris Freitag 5.3
Peter Gail 7.1
Larry Gooding 2.2
John Goude 1.4
Lee Gray 1.3
Tycho & Orion Holcomb 3.4
John Kallas: Articles in all Issues, John Kallas Biography in 1.1
Mike Krebill 7.3 / 8.3
Frank Lovering 11.1
Diane McKinnon 2.3
Tammy Murray 5.4
Christopher Nyerges 3.3 / 4.3
Larry Dean Olsen 4.3
Samuel Thayer 6.1 / 6.2
Danielle Torisky 8.3
Mimi Yano 7.1
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