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by 0 · August 03, 2014 at 3:30 PM

I've read a few sources that state that in terms of mineral content such as calcium, magnesium etc. chickweed makes spinach a mineral rich supermarket vegetable look like a loser plus spinach has very high levels of oxalates and its my... (more)

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glib 0 · August 03, 2014 at 3:30 PM

Sure, and stellaria media is hardly the only nutritional powerhouse weed. There is dandelion, purslane, and nettles to name just three, and these are all better than spinach, kale or broccoli. It does have its own counterindications, I have never... (more)

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by 309 · October 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

As part of my transition to Paleo, I'd really like to get into foraging. This seems to be more than a bit of an uphill battle on my little island of Paleo. Any Hacks out there in the northern LA area got a lead on foraging? Anyone got a lead on... (more)

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Diane_4 0 · October 17, 2012 at 11:31 PM

You have two choices for foraging in So Cal. The urban kind and the wild kind. For the urban kind, the rule is if the tree is hanging over a fence or in a public area (like the parking strip), the fruit is fair game. Look for alleys. Look for... (more)

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by 5071 · July 07, 2014 at 6:13 PM

Went berry picking today and found some blueberries surprisingly. I also found some other berries, but I had no idea if they were the toxic kind.

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Tamandu 0 · October 10, 2012 at 1:36 PM

Check out this site: http://www.eattheweeds.com/

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by 130 · March 03, 2012 at 11:43 PM

I just read an article at NPR that shows how Seattle is implementing a "Urban Food Forest" that will allow the local community to 'forage' for berries, apples, raspberries, etc. Have any of you noticed a recent increase in modern society's... (more)

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Caleb_the_Hobbit 0 · March 02, 2012 at 9:08 PM

Yes, I think more people are aware of the issues (who sincerely wants to support processed foods when they have the knowledge and means to do otherwise?). But some very pro-ancestral thinkers who come to mind, like Derrick Jensen, argue that... (more)

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by 77338 · July 19, 2014 at 4:20 PM

This is a very good overview on resources on foraging wild edible plants. http://foraging.com/#indsites Do you have other resources, texts links you like to share?

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AlanGreenland 0 · January 08, 2012 at 2:16 PM

firstways.com by becky lerner.

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by 12118 · July 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

This one is for all those expert foragers out there. My back yard is now starting to sprout grass after a rainy March, and since we haven't mowed yet I noticed a corner of the yard is dominated by these tufts of longer, heartier looking grass... (more)

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edibleplantguy 0 · July 14, 2014 at 12:39 PM

As said above by mom 1, ramps are a different species, namely Allium tricoccum, also elsewhere called wild leeks. These appear very early in the spring and are characterized by having wide flat, not tubular (circular in cross-section) leaves. The... (more)

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by 77338 · January 28, 2011 at 2:03 AM

Hej Do you know any teacher, video , websites, books, quotes, stories, etc., on wild edible and medical herbs and paleo diet? Is there maybe someone who harvests his green vegetables out of the wild? I know there are some. How do they... (more)

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Chickenosaurus_Rex 0 · January 28, 2011 at 1:04 AM

For her research for the Earth's Children series, author Jean Auel uses the books Earth medicine- earth foods by Michael Weiner, and All Good Things Around Us by Pamela Michael. (more)

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by 250 · September 10, 2011 at 8:18 PM

As a kid I read a book called “My Side of the Mountain” about a young boy that ran away from home and lived in the hollow of a huge tree for almost a year. Even though it was a work of fiction, I remember clearly how I destroyed my Mom’s blender... (more)

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being 0 · January 13, 2011 at 12:18 AM

here in coastal new england, i do a lot of foraging for seafood- the town i live in invented the fried clam (!!), and everyone has a license to dig. i find it very relaxing and rewarding. im also lucky enough ot have a neighbor who loves to dig... (more)

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by 22684 · July 07, 2014 at 1:34 PM

What are your favorite resources for learning how to live off the land in the wilderness, trapping, hunting, safe foraging, shelter... Modern caveman camping

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edibleplantguy 0 · July 07, 2014 at 1:34 PM

I advise everyone to be very skeptical about the 'survival TV' franchises for edible plant information. I would be very surprised to find "Surivorman", Les Stroud having an edible plant reference because not only does he fail to find the edibles... (more)