What is foraging?
Foraging is the act of searching, identifying and collecting food resources in the wild. Those include a wide range of plants, mushrooms, herbs, nuts and fruits growing around us uncultivated.
Your own property
A friend’s property
Cemeteries** (trees only, nothing from the ground!)
State Parks (with permission)
Town Forests (with permission)
Community Gardens – no spray zones, compost piles host loads of goodies!
Shopping Mall parking lots – ornamental trees
High spray areas (roadsides, playing fields, schools)
High traffic areas (exhaust, trash, oil/gas)
Directly next to walking trails or sidewalk (dogs)
Within 100 yards of golf courses (chemicals)
Under power lines
Please only ever harvest 1/3 of any wild edible you find**
Leave at least 2/3 for pollinators, animals, insects
This will allow the wild edible to spread seeds, spores, tubers, etc to continue growing in the future
**This rule does NOT apply to invasive species! For those, harvest away!