The Universal Edibility Test is important to follow before consuming foraged foods. Many wild plants, berries, shrubs, flowers, and trees taste great - but they can also cause serious health problems if not tested first. Always test a new foraged food before eating.
There are many autumn foraging opportunities out there to be had. Don't pack away your tools for the season – not quite yet! Get out your shovel, trowel and knife because the fall time is a great time for root collecting and perhaps some fungi if you're lucky.
Kevin Duffy is a well-seasoned wild food educator in southern Indiana. The second edition of his Harvesting Nature's Bounty is now available. This 296-page book is a great resource for the beginner or intermediate forager.
May is morel month and many a forager is out there in hopes of finding this popular fungi. Discovering morels can be a hit or miss situation but either way the search for them makes for a great outing.
When designing a new garden or giving your existing garden a new look then considering an edible landscape makes sense. Not only can you create a visual oasis by having an edible landscape, but you will have free, nutritious food to benefit from as well!