March 24, 2021

Foraging for Food and Medicine with Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen

Foraging for Food and Medicine with Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen

This week I talked to Dr. Mark “Merriweather” Vorderbruggen about foraging for your own food. I’ve blogged and podcasted before about having a more sustainable diet, but foraging is not something that came across my mind until Mark reached out to me. I’ll have to add it to my posts!

In brief, foraging is the practice of people going out and collecting their own food from the wild. Usually it is limited to plants and fungi (as with animals it is called hunting). 

I went into this podcast pretty much knowing nothing about foraging – and I had so much fun talking with Mark about what it is, how to get started, and why so many people are doing it. I was shocked at how available many wild edible foods are! 

Specifically we talk about:

  • What is foraging and the many ways it can benefit humans
  •  Why are so many people turning to foraging? 
  • Where can you forage? Do you have to go far? 
  • The many benefits of foraging for people
  • How to do foraging right so you don’t get sick
  • How to know what to forage and how much to take
  • The difference between foraging and poaching
  • and MORE!

For full show notes click here.

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