Hey all, awhile back I mentioned my budding interest in foraging and native plants. All the better if I can combine them together, right? So I’ve been reading about edible and medicinal plants, and even dabbling in developing my palate in this latest greatest cuisine craze. I’m excited to say that I plan to take the foraging tour this weekend. I reached out to “Wildman” Steve Brill, author of the foraging guide I’m currently reading. I thought I would post his response, since it’s particularly timely today, in light of breaking news of increasing food prices and food shortages. Depressing as all that is, kudos to folks who are doing something about it (e.g., G-20 Ag ministers spearheading a movement for greater transparency by country of what’s being produced, what’s about to come up short, and what the heck is going on w/food prices, so that shortages can be caught sooner and the veil gets lifted on what’s really driving price increases) and a nod to more local efforts to increase food production on a local scale. I encourage you all to join me Saturday in Prospect Park for the foraging tour….
In the meantime, words from the Wildman…[from an email from Steve Brill]
I look forward to seeing you on an upcoming foraging tour. Enjoyed reading your blog too.
Unfortunately, by buying my book from the book industry rather than getting a signed copy from my site, http://www.wildmanstevebrill.com/, they got all but 6 cents of your money. Please get other books from me, or check out my app http://tinyurl.com/6zcnuna.
Elderberries have feather-compound leaves while dogwoods have simple leaves, explained in the intro section of the book and the app’s glossary. And you can always post pictures.