Wild Food Foraging
This activity has gained popularity in recent years for many reasons. Some people need to save money and this is a fun, organic way to add more nutrients to your diet while spending nothing except some time. Other reasons could be that others want to experience more nature while gathering parts of their meals to others wanting to be more survival savvy and more informed about their surroundings. It has also become trendy for chefs to have a more “wild” representation on their plates in their restaurants. There may be other reasons that foraging may fancy you not mentioned here. Regardless, all reasons are legitimate.
Foraging simultaneously instills conservation, outdoor activity, and a newfound sense of conscious community. One outing will provide a clear understanding of what "seasonal" truly means. The very act of physically canvassing the land becomes a game in and of itself. With consistent practice, one can gain an intuitive understanding of where you might find that "jackpot" of acorns, mugwort, black sage or other amazing plants in the local Los Angeles area.
Finding and collecting the items is only the beginning as foraging is a journey, not a destination. There are many wonderful culinary, medicinal and infusion options for you to discover while on my walks or workshops as well as at home on your own.