Hi! I am starting this group in the hopes of finding some fellow foragers and urban gleaners to go on some outings with out here in Contra Costa and in the East Bay.
We will forage for wild edibles fruits and vegetables, fungi, and wild herbs and greens. We will research and plan outings for foraging in public lands and parks, untended residential lots, and whatever other fruit we can gain access to without violating good etiquette and ethics.
Note: Due to the logistics and such of organizing events, if you have you status as coming and you do not show, it makes thing very difficult for the organizer. If this happens three times you will be removed from the group. You'll be able to join again, but please try to show when your status indicates you will.
Unless you have food stored, learning to forage edible plants would be key to short-term survival in a disaster scenario. It can't hurt to be prepared. I would like to learn how to live off of what plants grow in the wild. Edible mushrooms, berries, leaves, flowers, honey, and even bark (but not insects for now, thanks) would be fair game. But which are edible? Inquiring minds want to know. Ideally it would end with "OK, this is what you found for lunch!" Do we have any experts amongst our ranks?