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Wild Food, Homesteading, and Plant Resources that I Use and Recommend

If you use Facebook, I highly recommend finding and joining groups that focus on the areas of your interests.  Here are some of the Facebook groups that I have joined and find helpful in learning and sharing.

Facebook Groups and Pages:

What is the Name of this Plant?: https://www.facebook.com/groups/181851861948893/

What Plant is this? https://www.facebook.com/groups/whatplant/

Midwest Foragers: https://www.facebook.com/groups/MidwestForagers/

Wild Edibles and Healing Herbs with Heather Gardner: https://www.facebook.com/groups/wildedibleshealingherbs/

Foragers Unite!: https://www.facebook.com/groups/184173308292665/

Wild Food: https://www.facebook.com/groups/189368870195/

Edible Food Forests: https://www.facebook.com/groups/4546389004/

Wildman Steve Brills: https://www.facebook.com/wildman.brill

Forums and websites:

http://www.permies.com/  (This is a group of amazing and helpful permaculture enthusiasts; this is a very active forum; Paul Wheaton, the forum “owner”, says that it is the largest permaculture website in the world!)

http://www.richsoil.com/ (Paul Wheaton is hilarious in addition to being generous with helpful and informative videos, articles, podcasts, etc!)

http://survivalsherpa.wordpress.com/ – Todd is one of my favorite all-around bloggers! I’d say that even if he didn’t put some of my posts on his blog 🙂

Foraging Pictures: http://foragingpictures.com/#E

Green Deane’s Eat the Weeds Forum: http://eattheweeds.com/forum/index.php

Wildman Steve Brill’s Wild Edibles App (for Android and iPhone, etc.) — I have had the free (lite) version and I will likely did pay the $8 for the full version.  I like it!

Plants for a Future (PFAF): http://www.pfaf.org/User/plantsearch.aspx

Must-Have Books for Learning and Consuming Wild Edibles:

Nature’s Garden

The Forager’s Harvest

Edible Wild Plants

Abundantly Wild

Other books by Teresa Marrone on collecting and cooking wild edibles.

Be sure to read the reviews on Amazon as well.

I’ll be adding more resources now and again so be sure to re-visit this page.  Feel free to suggest a resource in the comments section. Don’t forget to follow me on Twitter!


2 responses to “Wild Food, Homesteading, and Plant Resources that I Use and Recommend

  1. […] An acquaintence of mine mentioned that she developed an allergy to purslane.  So, I am going to give a variation of the warning that just about every wild food blogger (teacher, etc.) gives to his/her audience: Whenever you eat a food that you have never eaten before, you should only have a little so that you can see how your body reacts to the new food.  Additionally, you really should get solid confirmation from several reputable sources that the plant that you’d like to eat is what you think it is.  I often take videos and photos of plants that I am unsure of and post them in wild edibles forums such as the forum at Eat the Weeds and several wild edible Facebook groups. […]

  2. […] An acquaintance of mine mentioned that she developed an allergy to purslane.  So, I am going to give a variation of the warning that just about every wild food blogger (teacher, etc.) gives to his/her audience: Whenever you eat food that you have never eaten before, you should only have a little so that you can see how your body reacts to the new food.  Additionally, you really should get solid confirmation from several reputable sources that the plant that you’d like to eat is what you think it is.  I often take videos and photos of plants that I am unsure of and post them in wild edibles forums such as the forum at Eat the Weeds and several wild edible Facebook groups. […]

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