No New Posts What Is It? UFOs Unidentified Flowering Objects

Post photos of plants you can't identification, or ask even if you don't have a photo. Include in general terms where you live, when the photo(s) were taken, and other relevant information. Clear photos please. When identified the title will be changed. Thumbs up generally can be used as food, thumbs down not. Thumbs down plants can, however, still have medicinal uses.

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Last post by Josey
in Re: Small Weed?
on August 30, 2015, 11:57:01 PM

No New Posts What's In Season? What are you harvesting now?

Tell us what wild foods you're finding now.

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Last post by velacreations
in Re: Prickly Pear
on August 25, 2015, 06:50:24 PM

No New Posts Edible Plants, in your yard, neighborhood, state park

Edible wild plants and escaped cultivated plants, anything now feral are the topics here.

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Last post by Dew
in Re: caesalpinia pulcherr...
on August 28, 2015, 02:28:30 PM

No New Posts Edible Flowers, more than just a pretty face

There are hundreds of edible flowers and this board is all about them and their use.

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Last post by Green Deane
in Latex Strangler Vine in ...
on June 08, 2015, 04:01:17 PM

No New Posts Edible Critters, the good, the bad, the tasty

Lesser known edible creatures including the off beat or unusual.

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Last post by gzeiger
in Re: Give it to Mikey, He...
on July 24, 2015, 02:54:05 PM

No New Posts Edible Insects, put crunch in your lunch

Edible insects, you'll either try them or you won't, either way plenty of conversation.

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Last post by heather
in Re: Tiny yellow bugs in ...
on July 25, 2015, 02:46:29 AM

No New Posts Foraging In California

The title says it all: North, South or Middle, coast or desert, Californai has some special foraging and foragers.

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Last post by Bryan
in Re: Oenothera speciosa e...
on August 23, 2015, 03:01:36 PM

No New Posts Foraging in New England

Cold and damp plants have to be hardy in the top of the northeast as do the foragers who have just a few months a year to rummage around.

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Last post by Josey
in Re: Anyone in NJ?
on July 11, 2015, 11:41:47 PM

No New Posts Foraging in Southern Appalachia

Eastern mountains are special foraging area with significant changes in plants at various elevations.

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Last post by Dew
in Re: Poison Ivy's A Climb...
on May 22, 2015, 06:50:01 AM

No New Posts Foraging in Texas

It's a big state and can legally be made into four states, that's alot of area for foragers to covern.

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7 Topics

Last post by Echosyn
in Re: How to Cook a Javeli...
on April 26, 2014, 11:16:39 PM

No New Posts Foraging in The Wild West: Deserts & Mountains

This area includes all of the Rockies and the Great Basin, which has many of its own mountain ranges, and southwest region including some of southern California.

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Last post by mikeconroy
in Re: Wyoming tips
on October 24, 2014, 07:12:27 AM

No New Posts Foraging in the Tropics & Subtropics

Do you live where it rarely or never freezes? This board's for you.

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Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Green Oranges
on June 10, 2015, 04:16:00 PM

No New Posts References, looking for a few good books? Websites?

References are from mostly published, authoritative sources about edible wild plants. Websites of authoritative sources are also acceptable, such as Kew Gardens, Purdue University et cetera. No Wikipeida entries allowed because they are not trustworthy.

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118 Topics

Last post by joelgraves
in Re: botany keys
on August 28, 2015, 10:46:14 PM

No New Posts Beginning Forager: How do you get started? What do you need to know?

Beginning foragers can ask questions, get answers, and to learn the craft of foraging.

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123 Topics

Last post by greenfinger
in Re: From the Frightening...
on August 15, 2015, 02:59:04 PM

No New Posts Junior Foragers

Projects for kids, advice on how to introduce kids to foraging, your own experience as a kid.

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7 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: When I Was A Kid I W...
on July 26, 2014, 05:19:53 PM

No New Posts Scouting and Foraging

A board for boy scouts, girl scouts, cubs scouts and their involvement with foraging.

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Last post by ZachEaglescout
in Re: A true Scouting stor...
on April 30, 2014, 08:53:37 AM


No New Posts Plants As Medicine, Ma Nature as Doctor and Pharmacy

Using plants as medicine is a lot different than foraging. Explore herbalism.

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257 Topics

Last post by Passiflora
in Re: Nopales, Metformin a...
on August 30, 2015, 02:44:26 PM

No New Posts Herbal Teas and Broths

The pleasurable use of herbal teas, other teas and broths (whereas the medicinal use is on the board Plants as Medicine.)

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9 Topics

Last post by Passiflora
in Re: Mulberry Leaf Tea
on June 06, 2015, 03:18:58 PM

No New Posts Survival Foraging, Living Off The Land

Survival foraging is a realignment of resource priorities and practices so that more calories is obtained from wild food than is lost getting the food... sustainable foragering as it were.

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91 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: The moon and gardeni...
on July 19, 2015, 09:18:20 AM

No New Posts Prehistoric Cooking: How did they manage without pots and pans?

How do prepare and cook food without modern pots, pans and ovens? Here you learn how.

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Last post by Dew
in Re: To Cook Is Human
on April 07, 2015, 10:41:54 AM

No New Posts Primitive Skills, stuff your great, great grandparents knew

How did man get by without modern conveniences? Learn the skills, crafts, techniques of roughing it when roughing it was the only option.

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110 Topics

Last post by Moz
in Re: Mugwort Beer
on July 07, 2015, 01:40:57 AM

No New Posts Making Cordage, Rope, Textiles

Making cordage is a large speciality of a lot of interest and hard work.

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21 Topics

Last post by aktrekker
in Re: Cordage Plants video
on Today at 08:51:46 PM

No New Posts Preserving Your Bounty, drying, smoking, saving for a rainy day

Gathering today for tomorrow involves preserving. There are general methods and plant specific methods. Whether simple or elaborate, primitive or modern, here is where we can share how to store our bounty.

470 Posts
49 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: Before Refridgerator...
on August 18, 2015, 10:46:56 AM

No New Posts Fishing, or Get Reel

Fresh and saltwater, rod and reels, cast nets, trot lines, traps, baskets, plants that send the fish to the surface.

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33 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in What's For Dinner?
on June 06, 2015, 05:51:53 PM

No New Posts Hunting, Trapping, Firearms, 2nd amend.etc

Hunting and trapping and the means to do so.

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22 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: Hunting and Trapping...
on August 27, 2015, 09:44:21 AM

No New Posts Preparing for Emergencies

A blizzard, a hurricane, economic depression, social unrest. Whether its big or small emergencies self-reliance can make a difference for you, yours and others.

470 Posts
22 Topics

Last post by aktrekker
in Re: Fire pistons (Split ...
on July 01, 2014, 12:30:57 AM

No New Posts Mushrooms

Ones to eat, ones to avoid, not a drug hangout

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145 Topics

Last post by heather
in Re: Wood Potato
on August 04, 2015, 12:01:32 AM

No New Posts Solar Cooking

Solar oven, solar friers, construction, use, recipies.

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8 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Solar Stove
on March 15, 2015, 02:13:46 PM

No New Posts Cast Iron Cookery

All about that great survivial and hand-me down material, cast iron.

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5 Topics

Last post by Mjolnir
in Re: 17" Lodge Logic Skil...
on July 12, 2015, 06:58:39 PM

No New Posts Animal Farm

From primitive to modern techniques for raising critters, cattle to goats to birds and bees even fish and guinea pigs not forgetting our noble workmate horses.

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18 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Eggs in the Hopper
on July 20, 2015, 08:40:07 PM

No New Posts Dumpster Diving: Foraging In A Box

The art and science of dumpster diving and dump picking. What are the tools of the trade, tips and hints, is it using a resource or being eccentric?

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Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Champagne bottles......
on May 17, 2015, 04:40:39 PM

Home & Garden

No New Posts Alternative Energy Production

For those concerned with generating power in good times or bad. As this can be an electrifying topic causing sparks let's keep it civil.

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Last post by wanjek
in Re: squash vine borer ed...
on May 15, 2015, 01:08:31 PM

No New Posts Building a sustainable and edible retirement yard

Shy on time or want to plan ahead? This is board for you.

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32 Topics

Last post by Passiflora
in Re: Arbors of edibles an...
on December 24, 2014, 11:04:11 AM

No New Posts Green Home Construction

Here you can discuss topics such as passive solar home design, hay bale houses, chord wood houses, igloo construction, mud hut construction, roof thatching, wood roof shakes, short term lean-to type construction, log homes, teepee construction, solar panels, which is better -6 v sytems, 12v, 24v, 48v etc, differences between DC to AC converters, sine wave, modified sine wave etc, how to calculate how your energy, ghost battery drainers, pros and cons to lead acid batteries, golf cart batteries, gel type batteries best diesel generator for you dollar... get the most watts for your dollar... will wind turbines work in your neck of the woods? Et ali...

274 Posts
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Last post by Dew
in Re: Milliamps
on November 22, 2014, 08:55:23 AM

No New Posts Permaculture/Edible Landscape: Say no to decapitated grass

Landscaping property to produce food long term, either discretely so the neighbors don't complain or grandly with significant modification. Not garden.

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54 Topics

Last post by mikeconroy
in Re: Transplanted tree ro...
on June 01, 2015, 12:26:30 AM

No New Posts Growing Weeds, in a garden or a vacant lot

Like many plants, weeds sometimes need special treatment to grow under cultivation. Learn how to grow weeds successfully.

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30 Topics

Last post by pete28
in Re: Growing fromcuttings...
on May 10, 2014, 10:55:50 AM

No New Posts Gardening, back yard, apartment patio, on a mountainside

It takes 10 years to become a good gardener. Here we share tips and experiences to make the journey better.

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61 Topics

Last post by heather
in Re: Canadian Horseweed -...
on August 04, 2015, 12:00:21 AM

No New Posts Recipes, got a killer combination? Share.

Come one come all, great and small recipes, critters to high cuisine. It is also a place to ask for recipes.

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156 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: Ramp Pesto
on May 01, 2015, 07:38:04 AM

No New Posts Seed Exchange, think of it as naughty plant swapping

Got too many seeds of this and want seeds of that? Here's the place to place someone who wants your seeds and someone who has seeds you want. This is informal exchange and not for business to advertise. If you want to advertise buy an ad and help support the site.

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41 Topics

Last post by Vinh
in Re: skullcap
on July 14, 2015, 04:09:27 PM

No New Posts Homemade Wine, Beer and Vinegar: How to beat the tax man

Fermentation preserves calories, and often tastes good, too. And you can't make vinegar without some kind of alcoholic beverage. Discussions, how to, recipes.

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49 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: Hard Apple Cider
on September 21, 2014, 10:30:11 PM

No New Posts Lacto-fermenting and Yogurt, Kefir, and Cheese

Make a better produce for less. Share techniques. Maybe even get some kefir grains for free.

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16 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Ivy Gourd (Coccinia gran...
on June 10, 2015, 04:20:34 PM

No New Posts Homemade Household Products: Make it yourself, save money

Do you make your own soap? Insect repellent? Toothpaste? Here's the place to share the means and your experience.

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24 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Oak leaf fleabane
on March 12, 2015, 04:17:43 AM

No New Posts Homemade Tools, Items, Innovations, Adaptations: MacGyver Central

Did you make homemade chairs, baskets, pipes, horse shoes, bows? Tell us about it.

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31 Topics

Last post by aktrekker
in Re: Neat Stove Idea
on Today at 08:55:02 PM


No New Posts General Discussion: On topic, off topic, just keep it clean

A place to chat. Keep it civil and clean. Be adult and remember kids read this forum, too.

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790 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Sweet AND Toxic
on August 30, 2015, 09:21:22 PM

No New Posts XXchange, a site for the ladies

A room for the foraging ladies. Men can participate but don't get teste. This is her place, her interests, her sensibilities, her topics, her views.

121 Posts
17 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Foraging mothers?
on August 12, 2015, 06:25:12 AM

No New Posts Well-formulate Keto, New Atkins, Low-Calorie, Primal, Paleo

All the low-carb lifestyle -- how our ancestors ate -- and how wild food fits into that.

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138 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Cholestero....ooops.... ...
on August 30, 2015, 10:13:29 AM

No New Posts Raw Food: For purists and the cooking challenged

Raw foodists often feel left out. Here's a board for you to discuss the topic and wild foods.

48 Posts
6 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Paleo and Dairy
on February 26, 2014, 06:10:27 PM

No New Posts Vegetarian/Vegan

All things vegan and vegetarian about wild foods except raw food which has its own board.

25 Posts
2 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: Only one vegan topic...
on February 20, 2015, 01:23:53 PM

No New Posts Meet & Greet: Where are you from? Where are you going? Who would you like to meet?

A place to say hi, chat, schmooze, woo, and also to mention upcoming gatherings, lessons, events, hikes, excursions et cetera.

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71 Topics

Last post by James
in Re: Hello from Cypress T...
on July 27, 2015, 11:48:29 AM

No New Posts Ask Green Deane but he doesn't guarantee an answer

Questions you can't find a place or answer for on the site.

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121 Topics

Last post by Green Deane
in Re: Edible plant suggest...
on August 24, 2015, 04:30:52 PM

No New Posts Newsletter Discussions

Did you read something in the GD news letter that should be talked about more? Here's the place to post it.

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41 Topics

Last post by Dew
in Re: No Newsletter 26 May...
on May 26, 2015, 11:36:25 PM

No New Posts What Do You See?

This is where the answers to questioned posed in newsletter can be found.

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23 Topics

Last post by pete28
in Re: What do you see #23
on April 16, 2015, 12:54:03 PM

No New Posts Botany Builder

The on-going collection of Botany Builder articles from the weekly newsletter.

49 Posts
27 Topics

Last post by heather
in Re: Botany Builder #27: ...
on May 06, 2015, 11:28:54 PM

No New Posts Photography/Videography and Editing Programs

Got some great pictures? What to talk about equipment and techniques? Here's the place to do it.

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Last post by Green Deane
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