The World Around You
In the beginning, foraging was a past time for Cory and I. We would leave the house that morning intending on taking a day hike. In anticipation of what we might scavenge along the way, we would pack baggies to stow our treasures. As explorers in a new world, we carefully mapped out key locations during our trek. Promising apple trees overladen with under ripe fruit, elderberry bushes bursting with splotches of dark berries, wild herbs under prairie thickets, these spots were carefully charted with pins in a GPS system, lest we forget where the stores of food were hiding.
Every time you leave your house possibilities abound. Live in a suburban area? Only planning on going to the market? Your point is? This world of ours is an abundant landscape of wild edible gems. Most of them we are not even familiar with because Big Agriculture Companies choose NOT to grow it en masse. Which means everywhere you look lies a possibility that someone else didn’t even recognize. Too bad for them, GREAT for you. As a forager, you are going to learn the environment around you. However, without having a way to take these edible treasure with you, you’re just an admirer. Be Prepared