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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!
Resources and Sources Mentioned in Lonely Conservationists: An Interview with Jessie Panazzolo
Stephanie Schuttler is a wildlife biologist with 17 years of experience in mammal ecology and conservation, education, and outreach. Read her inspirational story, “My Unexpected Journey Into Science” to find out how she went from the daughter of a jeweler to a Ph.D. in wildlife biology. Feel free to contact Stephanie here.