September 26, 2010
Hi! I'm the founder of the Wild Foodies of Philly, as well as some other meetups and websites, which are listed at www.LynnLandes.com.
This group is great and it's growing rapidly. We have all ages with very diversified backgrounds. But, what they have in common is that everyone is really interested in the subject of wild edibles. They have open and curious minds. Lots of note taking and snapping photos going on. And it's really fun to see the expression on their faces when they realize a plant they considered a weed is really a tasty and nutritious edible. Also, I think people really want to be more self-sufficient in meeting their basic needs and this group is helping them attain that goal. Lots of our members have personal experience with wild edibles and so it's a collective learning experience. For our free field guides and research info, go to www.WildFoodies.org