When people think of eco-friendly foods, they often think of organic foods and family farms. But foraging for wild foods is perhaps the purest way to eat green.
Foraging is harvesting indigenous, wild plants and fungi, as well as fishing and hunting–it’s all about eating what the land provides.
Last May Lerner lived off foraged foods for a week and recorded her adventure on CultureChange.org. She explains:
foraging isn’t just about finding sustenance during emergencies. “At its core, wild food offers you a deeper way to explore your relationship to the land outside your door, to recognize the gifts Gaia (the Greek goddess of the Earth) has left for you.”
Read the rest at LATimes.com: Foraging is Green Eating at its Purest.
Visit Rebecca Lerner’s website, First Ways, for her urban foraging and other wilderness adventures, most within or near Portland. First Ways is also on Facebook, and you can also follow Rebecca on Twitter: @UrbanForager.