The Wildman shows us how to recognize amaranth.
We found all kinds of edible leafy greens, berries, and varieties of cherries, as well as medicinal plants.
Yum, I can't remember what this green bean-tasting plant is called.
We simultaneously discover burdock root . . . and the fact that we forgot to bring a shovel so we couldn't actually take any home.
Turns out I really enjoy foraging. I may make it a hobby. At the very least, I am definitely going on another tour in the fall. When we got home, I made a tincture for skin irritations using jewel weed, some mugwort tea (good for preventing PMS symptoms and creating lucid dreams), and a dinner salad of lamb's quarters (with a spinach flavor), that green bean-tasting plant, and wood sorrel.
Voila! (Turnips—I think?—foraged from our CSA box. And salmon, from the local fish guy.)
What's that you say? You want more of the Wildman?
Oh, all right.Impromptu jam session, Prospect Park 2010 from Emily Drum on Vimeo.