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Fight Invasive Species With Every Meal

If you canít beat them, eat them! Invasive species management as a whole is extremely complex. However, cooking with certain edible invasives is a creative, fun and healthy approach to reducing the po…

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Want to Find or Sell Foraged Foods? There’s an App for That.

A new urban foraging app Ė RipeNearMe Ė is aiming to take urban foraging to the next level by letting growers share, swap, or even sell their bounty. Crowdsourced apps that encourage urban fo…

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Creamy Wild Ramp & Lemon Risotto

If you're fortunate enough to have wild ramps - the ultimate springtime delicacy here in the northeast U.S. - this is a wonderful dish to make with them. I am a big fan of risotto - it's creamy, filli…

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Eat Your Weeds! Wild Garlic Tips & Uses

Spring has (sort of) arrived here in the Northeast and despite the somewhat chilly temps, the wild garlic is up! It's delicious, uber local, super sustainable, good for you and completely free. Bring …

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8 Urban Foraging Resources for Countries Around the World

When you imagine foraging for food, do you picture picking your way through the forest? Maybe you're scrounging up edible mushrooms and plucking fruit from low-hanging branches? You might not be imagi…

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What to Do with Foraged Berries? Bake a Vegan Pie!

ĎTis the season to forage! If you have a mulberry tree, wild raspberries, or other fruits in your back yard, why not utilize them? Over the weekend, my boyfriend and I spent an hour or so doing some s…

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Foraging Goes Virtual

If you are trying to Eat Local, why not try to eat uber local! Foraging for wild foods is perhaps the most local anyone can eat. Need a little foraging guidance? Unless you regularly inspect every noo…

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Is Our Produce Lacking the Nutrition We Thought It Had?

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of accompanying an expert forager, along with a small group of people, out on an expedition into the woods. While the findings of the day were fairly meager, due to …

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4 Ways to Bring Nature Into Your Life

Did you miss out on this yearís Earth Day festivities? Well, donít worry, itís not too late to celebrate. Springtime is an excellent time to reacquaint yourself with your natural roots. After months o…

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Wild Ramps: A (Fragile) Seasonal Delicacy

It's wild ramp season here in New York state's beautiful Hudson Valley. Time to start seeking out these elusive, delicious plants that come but once a year... In my opinion, nothing rivals the…

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