New for 2012: Community Supported Foraging
Based on the model of the CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) we are offering a small trial of 10 membership shares to receive a weekly abundant box of freshly harvested wild edibles.
This year, we are trying something new: Community Supported Foraging. Every week, ten people/families (the first 10 to sign up - there are still a few spots left!) will pick up a box of delicious wild foods that we have foraged for you. We will also provide a newsletter and recipes with suggestions on how to use this bounty of amazing, wild foods.
We will forage from safe unsprayed areas far from major roads. Depending on the time of year, your box may contain:
- fresh morel mushrooms
- stinging nettle greens
- Japanese Knotweed Stalks
- ...and much much more!
Find out more about this amazing opportunity and see how you can join!
Wild Edible Plants
at The Birch Center
Many wild plants - which we consider weeds - are useful as food and medicine. The following weeds were found right here in Pittsburgh, and they are all in the Chinese Materia Medica and considered very powerful herbs. Why buy expensive supplements from overseas with questionable ingredients, when you can find your medicine (and food) at your doorstep?
Check back for our 2012 Walk Schedule, or Visit Food Under Foot for more information.
More information about Wild Edible Plants at our sister website, Food Under Foot.
Invite Melissa Sokulski to Lead a Walk for You and Your Friends!Do you wonder what is growing in your own backyard? How about those weeds you pull from your garden...maybe they're edible!
Melissa can lead you and your friends on a tour of your area, yard, or garden. She'll help you identify edible plants, show you how to harvest them and suggest some great uses and recipes!
Cost: $150 for 1 1/2 hour walk and talk, plus travel fee. ($50 per additional half hour)
Read Melissa Sokulski's Articles about Wild Edibles in Natural News!
- East and West, Dandelion is Best
- A Sign of Spring: Wild Edible Garlic Mustard Returns
- Burdock Provides Nourishment and Natural Healing
- ...See complete list of articles here
Join Food Under Foot on Facebook!
Food Under Foot has our own facebook page! We post pictures, updates on adventures and finds, and have a great discussion about wild edible plants. Our events are always posted there as well. I hope you'll join us!