• Posted by mousehouse on October 26, 2022 at 4:34 pm

    Hello everyone,, I truly believe that foraging…being able to forage with confidence is an essential skill that we should have. I do not but I would like to learn from those that do. DO you forage if so for what where do you go if not on your own land? I am your student please be my teacher

    mousehouse replied 10 months, 2 weeks ago 7 Members · 11 Replies
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  • Maytag

    October 26, 2022 at 5:03 pm

    No experience to share here myself as I am also new to this, but I have had a few recommendations for the book “Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants” by Sam Thayer, so I hope to get a copy soon and give it a read as a general starting point.

  • Stpdsteve

    October 26, 2022 at 7:21 pm

    I started on my own property. Found out what salsify is( I picked the flowers before they bloom and saute with butter and garlic). Also harvested clover flowers, dandelion, mint, wild or prickly lettuce and asparagus growing wild on my property when I moved here 4 years ago.

  • Stpdsteve

    October 27, 2022 at 2:08 pm

    Yeah, I’m not brave enough for mushrooms. I did try milkweed pods this year though, and they were actually very tasty. you just have to boil all the toxins out a couple times. Was very nervous trying them for the first time though.

  • Bluesky63

    November 2, 2022 at 12:10 am

    I have found that foraging and plant ID is hard to learn unless you have a knowledgeable friend. What I started doing was planting fruit trees and fruiting bushes with metal labels so I could keep track of them.

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