Thinking about adding wild foods to your diet to increase your health and well-being? Marisia Inger and Sharlene Ellis are going to take you on a journey through our native bush and along an edible meadow. We are going to dive into how to harvest these plants, how you can prepare them and give you practical takeaways so you can get straight into your garden foraging with confidence. We will identify 20 + plants but will really focus on a handful of the most commonly known but little used.
Our ancestors had excellent and necessary knowledge on the identification and preparation of wild plant foods. Sadly, a lot of this knowledge and wisdom has eroded out of everyday life. Most of us would be hard-pressed to identify even a few edible wild plant foods.
Many plants that grow wild have high nutritional value, medicinal benefits and are just more healthy for us. The flavours are often rich and intense, and while they are not all scrumptious, many are delightfully tasty. Identifying and preparing wild foods is a learning process that takes time and practice.
Having an interest in identifying and learning about a variety of edible wild plants allows you to engage with nature in authentic and intimate ways. When you start incorporating wild plant foods into your diet it will be the beginning of a wonderful relationship.