Forager Andy Benson (also an educator at the National Mississippi River Museum & Aquarium in Dubuque, Iowa) talks about why he chooses wild edibles for his daily diet and joins Michele in her own backyard to share how to prepare a few of his favorite wild edibles like Wild Bergamot, Chicory, Cattails, Milkweed Pods and Sumac.
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Foraging can be an incredibly rewarding activity. Use common sense, exercise moderation and follow these general... (view project
Andy shares the simple way he enjoys his harvest of Milkweed Pods.
Smooth and Staghorn Sumac are of the most common species of Rhus.
To tell them apart, the Staghorn Sumac has hairy... (view project
Cattails are an incredible wild edible as they can be enjoyed year-round. Cattail shoots are best harvested in the... (view project
The flowers and the young greens off this plant can be tossed into a salad and the long taproot makes for a great... (view project