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Walkin' the dog with wild chamomile, epozatle, lamb's quarters, sweet birch, etc

I gotta walk the dog anyway so we might as well have some fun. At the doggy run  noticed a couple of nice patches of chamomile which is rare around here. The other field and wood edge usual suspects are abundant here and we'll say hello to them. We'll then go down the paved path into the woods where there is a lot of sweet birch trees, the famous ingredient for birch beer. We can harvest some twigs of this tree and Katie can play in Darby Creek tributary. 

It is tick season so protect yourself. Be forewarned, sometimes the path is sometimes slippery and dangerous (a metaphor for life), there are roots that may grab your ankle. But actually this path is generally easy, most of it is paved and there are steps down the hillside. Like everywhere else, there is poison ivy. Children are welcome but you must keep track of them. 

Sampling wild edible plants is my idea of fun but you never know what you may be allergic to, so taste the plants at your own risk. 

You may want to bring a bag for foraging, a knife and someone might bring a little garden shovel if we see an interesting root.

 If I remember I plan to bring some of the amaranth seedlings from my garden for folks to take home.

If you are feeling flush you are invited to bring one US Dollar to help pay for this website, but this is not obligatory. 

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  • Tiffany R.

    Fun as always!!!

    June 30, 2014

  • Paige A.


    June 30, 2014

  • Christopher

    Thank you Hugh,

    I learned more than I thought I would.

    The amaranth came back to life with a little water and is living on my balcony deck.

    June 30, 2014

  • T

    Sorry to miss this. Unexpected obligation...

    June 28, 2014

    • Hugh

      Too bad. You're probably just planning on staying bed depressed, after the Phillies blew the double-header. Hope to see you on next walk. I was on a quick jaunt out west last year with my son and I was sampling whatever I could. Joshua Tree flowers were tasty and the plant yielded a Very strong cordage.

      June 29, 2014

  • Hugh

    It will likely be time to harvest Mustard Seed, if yea have but faith enough.

    June 21, 2014

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