Foraging with Sam Thayer and Rob Greenfield

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Food is growing freely and abundantly all around us! I was fortunate to go on a foraging walk with one of the most knowledgeable foragers in the world, Sam Thayer. Much of my knowledge has come from his excellent foraging books and it was an honor to spend time with him learning new plants and hearing his perspective.

In this video, Sam and I share twenty edible plants we find in a tiny piece of land in Kentucky, plus a bunch of foraging tips. This is a great video for brand new foragers as well as experienced foragers looking for a smile and a few new tidbits of information.

Sam Thayer is an internationally recognized expert on edible wild plants. His mission is to promote responsible foraging, appreciation and conservation of Nature and sustainable food production systems.

Since this video I have spent more time with Sam and he has become a good friend. We are both from Wisconsin.

Learn more from Sam Thayer: WebsiteClasses – Facebook page

Purchase Sam’s foraging books

The Forager’s Harvest:​ A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Nature’s Garden: A Guide to Identifying, Harvesting, and Preparing Edible Wild Plants

Incredible Wild Edibles 36 Plants that Can Change Your Life

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Plant list:

1. plantain/plantago

2. blue violet

3. creeping Charlie

4. false strawberry

5. chickweed

6. dandelion

7. white clover

8. black walnut

9. hackberry

10. black cherry

11. pokeweed

12. mulberry

13. lamb’s quarters

14. smartweed / lady’s thumb

15. chicory

16. thistle

17. wood sorrel

18. red clover

19. garlic mustard

20. grape

21. black locust


Dancing wild rice with Sam at the Midwest Wild Harvest Festival 2021. I will be the keynote speaker in 2022. It’s a wonderful event for meeting new people and growing your community. It fills up fast so sign up right away if you want to attend!

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