October 1, 2012
I forage in Rockland county.
I ♥ the Suburban Foragers. This is my life. I don't want to do anything else... except build online communities like this one, for my Earth loving ♥ community of friends. ♥
When I was a child, my immigrant mother taught me what she knew to forage. We used to fill several hefty bags full of fiddlehead ferns and dry them in the sun. Reconstituted, they were braised and simmered in stock and resembled a delicious shredded beef dish. I craved it as a child. I would eat mounds of it. Growing up in a well-paved NY suburb, I was the kid who ate the garlic chives growing through the mulch and nibbled the yew berries. Later in life, I didn't pursue foraging. It was some lost knowledge that belonged to old immigrants. I did what I was supposed to do - finish college and work in the city. When I took the Suburban Foragers 3-season workshop with Paul Tappenden (the Rockland Forager) and Elana Fine (herbalist) it resonated with me so deeply that it changed my life. I knew that THIS is what I wanted to do. I built the current website, online community and set up and manage Suburban Forager's social media. I never looked back.
Suburban Foragers and the wonderfully loving community of exceptional people who are friends of the Suburban Foragers. I've never met more awesomely amazingly beautiful people in my life and have never been happier. I also love Wordpress, OpenSource and Web 2.0.
Hello, I'm Sachiko Goodyear and I'm part of the Suburban Forager's helping with the website, facebook page, and meetup. I'm pleased to see you here. Please let me know if you need help using any of the above. Happy Foraging!
I love it, but then, I'm biased.