Tag: foraging

  1. Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer

    Smoky Mountain Air Podcast: Vesna Plakanis talks about the wild foods of summer Please remember that picking plants is prohibited in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, but some fruits, berries, nuts, and certain mushrooms may be gathered for personal use within limits. No wild mushroom should be eaten unless its identification is absolutely certain, which usually requires an expert to determine. ­Many mushrooms are Read more...
  2. Wise Women: Traditions of Gathering Wild Foods

    Wise Women: Traditions of Gathering Wild Foods By Vesna Plakanis  Being quarantined is making everyone a little stir crazy as the lovely, delicate watercolors of spring unfurl. Like in a Monet painting, the rich greens of the grasses, the pastels of wildflowers, and the tiny buds of trees and shrubs create ever changing visual delight outside our windows.  We long to Read more...

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