Green Goddess Conversation with Wild Foodies Founder, Lynn Landes & You!

 

The Green Goddess Gardening Column/Weekly Press Conversation: Lynn Landes, Founder of the Wild Foodies
Thursday, May 30 at Pine Street Pizza (7 PM)

Lynn is the founder of the Wild Foodies, http://www.meetup.com/Wild-Foodies-of-Philly/, which was founded to learn about and promote the eating of wild foods, which are so much more a part of people's diets in other parts of the world. As some readers may remember, I am a big supporter of eating Dandelion leaves.

I plan to ask Lynn to discuss the group's "simple rules" and the audience is invited to ask questions.  The Wild Foodie rules are:

* IDENTIFY IT: Always be sure of what you are eating.  If you haven't positively identified it, don't eat it.
* GO SLOW: Don't eat a lot of a plant the first time you taste it.  Go slowly and see how your system processes it. You could be allergic to it.  Plus, these greens pack a punch, unlike many waterlogged greens sold in stores.
* TOXINS: Don't eat plants that grow in potentially contaminated areas, such as next to roads, former dump sites, current and former industrial areas, etc..  Some plants can taste sweeter if they are growing next to a roadway, but that sweetness could be its lead content!
* OXALIC ACID: Many green plants, including spinach, contain important nutrients, but also oxalic acid.  Too much oxalic acid, such as in spinach, is said to interfere with processing calcium and contribute to kidney stones. 
* BE CONSIDERATE - Don't forage for food that is scarce.  And don't take all the berries! Save some for others - people and wild life.

See you there!

Jennifer Jones
AKA Green Goddess

The Green Goddess is a column on horticulture with a special emphasis on urban sustainable living and native plants published in the Weekly Press.

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  • Jennifer B.

    Meetup was great, fun. Learned a lot! great to meet other people with similar interests!

    May 31, 2013

  • Sarah M.

    Looking forward to this!

    1 · May 27, 2013

  • Najia

    I would love to come on the 30th but have a conflict .I hear you are absolutely wonderful!

    May 26, 2013

  • Jennifer B.

    Can't wait!

    May 21, 2013

    • Carole and Bill M.

      We taking the philadelphia history Pub Crawl Thursday night...there are still openings if anyone is interested...It's called the Tippler's tour[masked]-4026..gonna­ be fun....

      May 21, 2013

    • Carole and Bill M.

      Includes embarkment from Historic Philadelphia Center, Inc. 6th and chestnut w 7 block walk to National mechanics Pub, Red Owl Tavern, Hotel monaco Saloon 401 @ Omni Hotel, and ending at Historic City Tavern. we're so excted about the Tippler's tour.....Thursdays all summer...plan it...

      May 21, 2013

  • Carole and Bill M.

    Will try to make Thursday May 30 at Pine Street Pizza 7pm coming from Edgewater Pk NJ is there easy parking near?

    May 14, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    This'll be my first Wild Foodies meetup!

    May 15, 2013

  • Carole and Bill M.

    I've been organic since reading Rodale Press at age 14, now 67 and going strong, opened Organic Green Cafe www.whitebriarbedandbreakfast.com - raise my own chickens, ducks, pigs, cow...but want more...Started dehydrating foods after a 9-12/West Jersey Tea Party program about "survival". I'm a retired educator, with husband Science too, glad spring is here..long winter...garden of Tom,Peppers,beans.turnips,radishes,spinachRob, etc. but lots of good weeds growing outside...marigold, herbs, dandylion,etc...Wow! My motto: You are what you eat! and Let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food...we all learned that in elementary school --remember--eat carrotts for good eyes...yep, you do remember that...now think forward what else can you eat to be healthy? Old school teacher wanting to learn more......

    May 14, 2013

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We just grab a coffee and speak French. Some people have been coming every week for months... it creates a kind of warmth to the group.

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