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I have been trying to find someone who can teach me about edible plants. But no one or nothing in my area. Do you know where besides books? I prefer hands on. Mid south area.
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Cedar is good. Also, if you have strong teeth, you may want to taste Teak. It is quite flavorful and has a nutty after-taste. For leafy greens, you can try freshly mowed lawn with any variety of healthy low fat salad dressings. And finally, if you are into the green renewable self-sustaining crap, cow manure is very nutritious and cuts down on your carbon footprint. Make sure you boil it first. It can be used to make vegetarian meat patties, vegetarian meat loaf, or as a potato stuffing.
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I think I will pass on manure...unless starving to death...maybe I'd eat someones yard first though! Lol But who knows...if starving, even the shingles on the house might look good?
Seriously though...Manure? Manure patties? If the cow was gone I might not find the manure?
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07/17/2010 03:21 AM
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How many here have actually gone without food for several days ? at a guess I would say only a few would know what hunger, or starvation is really like.
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Plant edible plants in the wild, your own secret foraging farm. Make sure they're not readily idendifiable to others as edible plants. Make sure they're perennial in your climate. Take cuttings off them then plant even more.
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This is a good idea!
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Re: edible plants.
Here's a page on "beneficial weeds" from Wikipedia:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

but the list is not complete. One edible exception that we have a ton of around here (NYC suburbs) is garlic mustard:

[link to en.wikipedia.org]

which used to be a food crop in Europe. It's rather spicy if eaten raw, but if stir fried it's sort of like broccoli rabe, somewhat spicier and tougher.
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here is the link for the Recession proof your diet! lots of good stuff in there.

Thread: Survivalist: Edible Wild Plants Foraging & Uses Info @ GLP
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I'm in Alabama and have compiled a lot of information about edible plants in my area. If you're in the same area, I can help you out, but if you're in Texas or Oklahoma, then our flora would be considerably different.
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Please email me as I live in Central Alabama, Chilton County, and have just began this process....very interesting...eating out of my yard is quite fun! [email protected]
Thanks.
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Man, cedar is poisonous! Even bugs won't eat cedar or they die! Cedar chips are used in closets to keep moths from eating clothes. Are you trying to kill us? Shill?

But the Native Americans do use it successfully for keeping evil spirits away. Burn like incense. If you have many cedar trees planted on your property, you won't have roaches and other pests.

Plant vertiver or, sometimes called cusa grass around your house and you won't have termites. That's what the early Southern plantations did.
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U need to buy a field guide for your area of the country. Make sure it has photos for identification. There are more edible plants than one realizes.

Did you know the beautiful blue flower chicory found along roadsides can be used as food?

The root may be ground, first dried, and used as coffee.

I am waiting for a photo to upload, I will post it as soon as I get it.:cro:


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Another plant found everywhere in the country, just like chicory plant, is evening primrose. I have a photo downloading.

The roots can be used as food, and also the leaves may be put in salads.

Evening primrose is also medicinal. It is put into capsules and used for ms, multiple schelrosis. Alot of folks sing its praises.

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Again, this day and age, everyone should have a field guide. I have five. On the land I live on there are about ten plants one can live on...wild, I mean.
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There is a flower called the spider wort. I have a photo downloading.

It is not edible, but listen to this, it detects readiation.

If there is radiation, it turns from blue to pink.:swo:
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This is perhaps one of the best sites I've found so far with: Alternative Food Crops, Alternative Fruits, Alternative Root Crops, Alternative Edible Leaves, Edible Flowers, Winter Salads, Staple seed crops from perennials, Vegetable Oils, Fruit: Food of the Gods, Green Gold - The Leaves of Life!, Useful Weeds, Annuals in the Perennial Garden.

[link to www.pfaf.org]
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Re: edible plants.
Ive lived in many different places and there are some basics
that you can pretty easily learn that seem to grow everywhere and are not hard to identify.

dandylions,cattails,blackberries,oak/acorns,wild rose/rose hips,prickly pear/nopal cactus,stinging nettle,pine trees

do a search for Tom Brown wilderness schools if you need
personal teaching or buy his books.

I think he still runs wilderness schools?
sheell be right mate
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It is really a blessing to learn about wild plants. Then everywhere one goes, one's eyes really light up to the world of plants.

I have become mesmerized by the so called "weed."

Every plant and tree has a purpose.
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I have been learning too, and its not easy trying to compare the real plant to pictures. If you stick with it, and just constantly skim through your books with color photos of plants in your area, then as you go on hikes plants will begin to look recognizable. I will then pluck a branch and bring it home to look up, or bring my field guide on hikes. I found some wild elder trees and made an elderberry syrup this winter and no one in my family got sick. I just found I have a ton of Cleavers in my yard, they are spindly little plants that stick to you and are known to clean the lymphatic system and have been used as a cancer cure, besides being nutritious. Also, dandelions are very edible and very nutricious. I have wild violets too, in the yard, all parts edible. I went on a hike and found at least 10 different edible plant types in a mile. There's a lot out there, just keep at it.
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I have been learning too, and its not easy trying to compare the real plant to pictures. If you stick with it, and just constantly skim through your books with color photos of plants in your area, then as you go on hikes plants will begin to look recognizable. I will then pluck a branch and bring it home to look up, or bring my field guide on hikes. I found some wild elder trees and made an elderberry syrup this winter and no one in my family got sick. I just found I have a ton of Cleavers in my yard, they are spindly little plants that stick to you and are known to clean the lymphatic system and have been used as a cancer cure, besides being nutritious. Also, dandelions are very edible and very nutricious. I have wild violets too, in the yard, all parts edible. I went on a hike and found at least 10 different edible plant types in a mile. There's a lot out there, just keep at it.
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Great post...:pjt:
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I'm in the process of learning about wild edibles as well but it would be a lot faster to learn from or learn with another person. If anyone in the Detroit Metro Area wants to meet up and share some info or go on foraging hikes together send me an email at [email protected]

Also for those in the area or want to learn more and be part of a special event.. check out the wild food weekend in North Carolina. I've registered and plan on attending. It's from April 26th to April 28th.

[link to www.wildfoodadventures.com]
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Psychotria cacti - yum yum :)

Give it a blend... Good stuff :D
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[link to www.wildmanstevebrill.com]

The edible violet is good in the springtime...both flowers and young leaves.

They are especially good on salads.

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I have been trying to find someone who can teach me about edible plants. But no one or nothing in my area. Do you know where besides books? I prefer hands on. Mid south area.
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pLEASE SEARCH edible plants zone ^ OR WHAT EVER ZONE YOU LIVE IN.

WE HAVE MORINGA WHERE I LIVE.
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Psychotria cacti - yum yum :)

Give it a blend... Good stuff :D
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wANNA DRUG THE us JUNKIES?
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[link to foodfreedom.wordpress.com]
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Wow, great site!
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Cannabis.

It's all you'll need...

Seriously, Cannabis and seed are the most nutritional of all plants. One could live off it if forced.

Future space programs will have to adopt it.
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There is a flower called the spider wort. I have a photo downloading.

It is not edible, but listen to this, it detects readiation.

If there is radiation, it turns from blue to pink.:swo:
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Brilliant! hf
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Cannabis.

It's all you'll need...

Seriously, Cannabis and seed are the most nutritional of all plants. One could live off it if forced.

Future space programs will have to adopt it.
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Cannabis is a wonderful plant all the way around.:udl:
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