About

by Green Deane

 

Most Watched Forager In The World

Hello there, I’m Green Deane and I’ve been foraging since I was a child or for over 60 years.

Long before I went to school my mother would hand me a table knife and a paper bag and tell me to go find some dandelion greens for supper. While doing that I noticed wild strawberries, later checkerberries, raspberries, apples and roses.  My mother foraged as did my grandmother and great grandmother. I learned about plants long before I learned what their names were.

As a latchkey kid I also spent a lot of time alone in the woods: Hiking, camping, fishing, exploring rivers, stone walls, old orchards, mountains, woods roads and old homesteads. I also made my first batch of home made cooking-malt beer then dandelion wine while in junior high.

After military service and college I moved from the land of ice and snow to orange groves and gardening year round. I studied locally with noted forager Dick Deureling and was a member of the Native Plant Society. Foraging is like rigging, you learn by doing.

I started to give wild food presentations about 20 years ago. Towards that end I created my “Itemizing” system to help beginners not only organize information but to give them a successful method to investigate a plant and make sure key points are covered. Nearly all of my plant articles are organized with my system in mind and I wrote every one. A few years ago I started making wild edible videos for my friends. That has made me via You Tube the most watched forager in the world with around three million views. I also started a foraging website in 2008. I teach about wild edibles full time. My goal is to help people who want to know more about foragables to enjoy the process and be safe while doing so. While I am now based in Florida my website and experience includes northern climates and international foraging.

I hold a degree in education, summa cum laude, from the University of Maine and did two years of graduate study in communication at the University of Central Florida. I am the author of two published books and am an award-winning writer and photographer. Besides being a life-long professional musician and member of MENSA, my interests include cooking, cast netting, canoeing, kayaking, dancing, trying to play Bridge better, and visiting relatives in Greece. Somehow through all of that I also manged to unintentionally remain a bachelor.

While most of the articles are about plants and a few off-beat animals there are some editorials here and there. If you are a beginning forager you might want to get started with my videos and read the accompanying articles in that the first several dozen videos are in seasonal order. Learning a plant or two a month is quite easy.

You can contact me personally here. Thanks for visiting. Toodles

{ 81 comments… read them below or add one }

Carl Chambers July 29, 2014 at 11:39

Hi,

2 things, first I just tried to pay for a video by master card and it said not available, would sending a Canadian cheque be ok?

Secondly would you be interested in coming to the Niagara Falls region of Canada to run a weekend course for my school as a guest instructor?

Kind regards

Carl

Reply

Green Deane July 29, 2014 at 12:09

It should have taken it as I get requests from Canada fairly often. Your school is a possibility when I am in the north east.

Reply

Peggy Wiggin July 19, 2014 at 12:40

Comment and a question. I love your site for information and for ideas on eating things I’d never considered eating before!
Question: I read somewhere in my research to only gather elderberries from plants with reddish or purple stems at the flower/berry heads. I’ve doing that, but 20 feet away is a plant that looks the same, with leaves whose veins appear to head toward the end of the leaf or end at the serrarated tips, but the stems are light green, not purple/reddish. The flower heads and berries look the same. Are these also elderberries? I’m not sure about using them until I know. Thank you! Peggy

Reply

Green Deane July 20, 2014 at 07:23

We have a long discussion about this on the Green Deane forum that you might want to read. The conclusion is some elderberry stem darken towards red as they ripen. It is not a different species, nor are the green stems one bad, just a matter if ripeness stage. The opinion also was the red stemmed ones tasted sweeter.

Reply

Anna Savvides July 7, 2014 at 07:28

One more memory: we foraged dandelions every spring in a field near our house.

Reply

Anna Savvides July 7, 2014 at 07:15

Hello. I found your page about ragweed when I searched for “eating ragweed”. My mother came from the early 20th century food culture of Cyprus. When I was little, she made a stew from weeds in her garden and called the weeds by the Cypriot word for amaranth. English-speaking people who saw these weeds in her garden called them ragweed. Only in the last few years have I done a linguistic comparison concerning amaranth. It’s called “vlital in Greek, but the term my mother used in Cypriot Greek was “glintous”. I’ve. Eaten cooked amaranth and it reminds me of the texture of the plant my mother called “glintous”, but was supposedly ragweed. Amaranth does not taste the same as the “ragweed” stew of my childhood. Of course I do not know for certain if the weeds in my mother’s garden were amaranth or ragweed. The only way I could test this would be to forage young ragweed and cook it exactly as my mother did and do the same with amaranth so that I could compare them. My question for you: could young ragweed be mistaken for amaranth? Are they distantly related? What I know for certain is that we ate weeds from the garden. One was purslane. Another was ragweed and/or amaranth. Any help from you would be appreciated. Thanks.

Reply

Anna Savvides July 7, 2014 at 07:22

P.S. Please excuse the typos. “Vlita” not “vlital”. “I’ve eaten” not “I’ve. Eaten.” Very difficult typing in the interactive box with a blackberry.

Reply

Green Deane July 7, 2014 at 12:55

You might find this interesting.
http://www.ethnobiomed.com/content/2/1/34

Reply

Beth June 8, 2014 at 09:53

I find your website very interesting. I stumbled on to it while searching for “can I eat lemongrass?” I am currently growing lemongrass however, I bought it at a green house and I am not sure if it is the type that is meant for consumption.
I live in Oklahoma and there are plenty of plants that people like to search for mostly mushrooms, wild onions, blackberries, strawberries and more. I am afraid of even finding dandelion greens because I am not positive what is edible and what is not.

Reply

Green Deane June 8, 2014 at 19:09

Lemon grass roots are sometime chopped up and eaten whereas the long leaves can be used to make tea. If it is a true lemon grass there should be no problem. The headache is a lot of things can be called “lemon grass” by sellers. Might the green house know the species?

Reply

Kelvin April 24, 2014 at 13:46

Green Deane
How do you know all about the plants? Did you learn about them in a book or on the internet?

Kelvin

Reply

Green Deane April 24, 2014 at 18:08

I studied and wrote about them.

Reply

Shawn Galagher March 31, 2014 at 13:14

Last year I was in Colorado on a horse that wouldn’t stop chomping away on these weeds along side the dirt road we were on. As hard as I pulled he just kept on going at it. I looked familiar so I took a taste and it was wonderful and I realized it was good ole Lambs Quarters. I hear that it grows everywhere but I can’t seem to find it in the Middleburg or Orange Park area. Can you let me know of a location of where I can find it? I was telling my foraging type friends about how great it is and they want to give it a try.
Thanks for your time, Shawn

Reply

Green Deane March 31, 2014 at 17:20

If you mean Florida look in and around orange groves, especially small ones.

Reply

Melissa Sharpe February 26, 2014 at 06:52

Hi, please could you tell me where I could possibly buy a large batch of 3 leaf clovers for a PR stunt that my company is looking to hold? This clover must be fit for human consumption as we are planning to put it in sandwiches for the public. Thanks, Melissa.

Reply

Green Deane February 26, 2014 at 07:20

Almost any dairy concern could do that. But you should know more than a little clover can be an emetic.

Reply

Andrea February 5, 2014 at 14:43

Thanks for all the interesting information. I live in dry, hot Oman. Trying to save water, I decided to grow mainly edible plants. Therefore, I was very happy to learn that the everywhere growing Antigonon leptopus can stay in my garden. I found a huge amount of tubers when changing the soil in the pot and did not dare to eat them, although I think the local Indian market sells them. Did you ever get posts from someone in the Middle East who knows the local plants? Today I found sorrel in the mountains and happily ate them after a local gave the ok. Plants look different here than in Northern Europe. Omanis grew rich too fast and it seems knowledge from the poor times gets lost fast, too. But the good news is, that climate change might be for the better here: summers are cooler and winters a bit wetter 🙂

Reply

Rebecca Driscoll February 4, 2014 at 19:37

Hey there, wish I knew as much about wild plants as you although I am trying. So glad to find other people feel pretty much the same way, too.

Reply

Green Deane February 4, 2014 at 20:34

You can join the Green Deane Forum. We chat about foraging all year.

Reply

Chris January 11, 2014 at 23:38

Greetings Mr. Deane,
Just wanted to say that I am 52 years old, and I want to be like you when I grow up.

Reply

DIANE ALDWORTH December 10, 2013 at 09:31

Hello Green Deane,
I have been receiving your Newsletters for the past few months and really look forward to them.
I live in South Africa and have been working with herbs for the past 15 years.
I have become a champion of the ‘under dogs’ of the garden, weeds, and have written a small book on them , as well as giving talks on their virtues.
In herbs, Diane

Reply

Brian Goatworthy December 9, 2013 at 05:19

Hi Green!
Just wonderihng, have you ever met the great Ray Mears of our time??
He does ecellent programms for the BBC and is a grand foorager!

Reply

Steve Edmonds October 5, 2013 at 11:02

Good Morning Deane- One question… If you were to recommend one foraging book, what would that be? I look forward to your upcoming classes in the Gainesville, Ocala, Orlando area.

Thanks

Reply

Green Deane October 9, 2013 at 07:37

Unfortunately there isn’t one for Florida though Pineapple Press might be coming out with one by Leggy Lantz.

Reply

Laura Madera October 3, 2013 at 10:14

Hi Glenn, I will be visiting the Lake county area (Eustis) in November (2013), will you be giving any classes around the area then? I am new to foraging (Michigan) and have a home in Eustis, I would love to learn about florida foraging.

Reply

Green Deane October 3, 2013 at 12:26

Glenn? Green Deane… I will be having classes in central Florida in November.

Reply

Glenn September 18, 2013 at 05:21

So I’ve heard there is a concern of lambsquarters leaves accumulating nitrates if grown in straight manure, but what about the grain, would it be safe to eat the grain of lambsquarters if grown in straight manure?

Thanks!
Glenn

Reply

Green Deane September 18, 2013 at 18:27

Lambs quarters? Perhaps… but I think it would depend highly on what manure. The difference between chidken and cow manure is significant. More to the point certain amaranths do uptake nitrates particularly from agriculatural land… Palmer Amaranth is the worst. I have an article on that.

Reply

Lisa September 17, 2013 at 12:06

Hi I’m an organic/heirloom gardener, I have loads of unusual edibles in my garden here in Seffner Fl. Where are you located? Do you come to locations to do classes?

Reply

Green Deane October 1, 2013 at 19:32

Thanks for writing. Yes I do go to locations but I also have an active teaching schedule all over the state.

Reply

Dan July 8, 2013 at 12:53

My wife has an upset stomach. Our gardener handed her some weeds from our yard and said they were “cerce.” I cannot find anything on the web referring to such a plant. Any ideas? Thank you. Dan

Reply

christopher July 3, 2013 at 06:11

Just a question really…but do you have to cook the pillbugs or can you just pick them up and munch?

Reply

Green Deane July 3, 2013 at 12:33

You should cook them thoroughly.

Reply

Marion July 2, 2013 at 23:35

Love your videos/website, having only discovered them a few days ago. Like you I grew up foraging to some extent… we had a deliberately unkempt yard (mowed occasionally, but not ‘poisoned’ as my mother would say… In my backyard and along the river in Norfolk, Virginia, I ate dandelions, plantains, oxalis, wild chives, mulberries, crab apples, rose hips, lamb’s quarter, pyracantha, “snake berry” leaves and berries (Potentilla indica, aka “India strawberry”), and many others I knew in my youth, but haven’t thought of in years… later in college in Wisconsin, high bush cranberry, wintergreen (love the real thing, can’t stand fake wintergreen!), wild mustards, and on and on… took a wonderful ethnobiology class with a Bad River Ojibway tribal elder, who showed us his secret patch of wild leeks on the edge of the reservation. I’d gotten away from foraging for many years, but now that I am back in a house where I can garden, I find myself once again casting an eye to the lawn, which is full of dandelions and henbit, and other treats… so thank you for being such a wonderful resource to ease me back into my old ‘bad’ habit of foraging, which so horrifies my 8 year old daughter (it’s a mother’s job to occasionally horrify the children, lest they pigeon-hole us!).

Reply

Spencer May 20, 2013 at 18:30

Green Dean,

Thanks for the fantastic website. I’ll be a frequent visitor from this day forth.

Reply

Eric May 19, 2013 at 13:46

Hi there. I think what you’re doing is wonderful. I especially appreciate finding out the history of each plant, from the root of their names to how they’ve been used over time and by who. Thanks!
One question for you, or for anyone actually, who may be sitting on a gem of advice out there. I recently came into contact with poison ivy, and like the twenty other times we’ve crossed paths, the ivy had a lasting effect on me. I used Tecnu scrub on it the moment I realized what had happened (I noticed small blisters on my skin), but it still persisted for almost two weeks, blistering and itching. My dad told me about some guys he worked with years ago pouring gasoline on their poison ivy rashes. My thought is that they did it for a drying effect, although my dad isn’t sure whether it worked or not. My question is, what’s the best, most effective course of action you’ve ever taken after coming into contact with poison ivy/oak? (Either after you realize you’ve touched the plant and want to prevent a rash, or after a rash has already broken out)

Reply

Green Deane May 24, 2013 at 07:24

Wash with a detergent, NOT an oil-based soap. An oil-based soap makes it worse. I recommend Fels-Naptha, inexpensive, found in the laundry section of most grocery stores.

Reply

Nathaniel May 15, 2013 at 15:02

I want to thank you for this awesome site and your weekly newsletters. I have been a mushroom forager in the Upstate of South Carolina for several years now, but it has only been in the past two seasons that my wife and I have really started to invest more time learning about other edible foraging foods. We started off only knowing things like chickweed, wild alliums, and a few others, but since then have been learning a great deal about all the various things that can be gathered out in the woods. One of your newsletters got me to look more into smilax shoots which happen to be popping up all over the place at the same time as the morels, and this spring making meals with both has been wonderful. I love finding interesting and informative blogs like this, so many many thanks again.

~Nathaniel Lord

Reply

Anna Maria Stone May 7, 2013 at 02:43

Hello,
I’m just as excited as everyone else to have found your website and youtube channel. As I said in my comment last night on your FB page, I was looking for info on pruning pyracantha, since I am currently in love with one of the two specimens I planted a year ago, and ended up discovering the jelly and sauce videos you made with the Pyracantha berries.
Two and a half years ago I moved to my parents’ former home in southern Italy, on 3 acres of land, and I have been obsessed ever since with learning about the plants that grow here spontaneously and not. But, as an Italian expression says, “It’s like making a hole in water”.
You are so lucky to have started learning in earnest as a child; until now most of my experience was with small backyards and raised beds in community gardens, and since I am 64 I feel like have to hurry up and learn!! No time to waste. 🙂
Thanks for sharing your knowledge with us.
Anna Maria

Reply

Nick April 26, 2013 at 20:49

Hi Green Deane, Came to your site after getting fascinated with a weed I had to pull out from all over my lawn (black medic). My family thought I was going batty, of course. Your site is a treasure, god bless!

Reply

janets123 April 21, 2013 at 09:09

Deane, Thanks for visiting my blog. I truly *slike* your story on the tropical almond. I always want to know the names of things. Everywhere I go, I’m asking, “What is it?” I dabble in edibles & medicinals & have a new devotional coming “soon” from AWOC.com Publishing, titled *Devoted to Healing with Herbs.* So happy to have found your site!

Reply

Alexandra February 28, 2013 at 16:25

You do not look almost 60! I’m sold on edible “weeds”. 🙂 Thanks for all the information. We are on a budget, but want to continue to eat lean protein and veggies(Paleo ish). Substituting foraged foods has been really helpful! Another draw is the nutritional content which seems to be higher than your average grocery store veggies. Thanks again!

Alexandra in S. Va

Reply

Green Deane February 28, 2013 at 16:46

thanks… I will be 63 this year.

Reply

Dan February 20, 2013 at 14:30

I gave you the wrong e-mail yesterday. Please note “.dj” after “man.”
Re:”Do you have a farm” email I sent yesterday. Btw(by the way) I was up until 630 am, 22 hours after ingesting 6 bauhinia seeds,(((found a product that listed Purpurea extract as increasing metabolism and increasing energy…after last nights episode, yeah, id agree… to say the least))) 2 opuntia fruit, and about a dozen Surinam Cherries…Not sure if you’ve d ever fought the ants for ’em (cherries) but they change texturely…mango-esque….you may want to give them a shot once they fall…got a feeling they got some of the same terpenenes…

Reply

William Amelang January 30, 2013 at 12:16

Mr. Deane,

I’m a 24-yr old, starting a small-scale long-term organic vegetable farm in TX. You are like the grandpa I never had. Thank you for the sound advice. My generation is lost. I will do my best to help them, and lead by example. The same example that you and others lead by.

-William

Reply

Green Deane January 30, 2013 at 15:11

Thanks… also check out Houston Wild Edibles.

Reply

jimmy January 8, 2013 at 10:59

do you sell books on edible and non edible plants …if not can you recommend one for wild plants in florida

Reply

Green Deane January 15, 2013 at 09:58

Unfortunately there isnt a good book on Florida wild edibles yet. But I know of a couple in the works. Until then my website will have to do.

Reply

John November 28, 2012 at 18:22

Hello Mr. Deane!

I’m new to wild foods and I’m looking for nettles, purslane, mallow and well just about any wild edible around. I’m going to start going to foraging classes but I was wondering in the meantime, are there any specialty stores around Los Angeles (or online order for that matter) where I can buy NOT the dried powders, but the actual wild plant as they appear in nature (for those not yet versed in foraging yet)?

Thank you and kind regards!

Reply

Green Deane November 29, 2012 at 18:39

Google my friend Feral Kevin and ask him.

Reply

Kat November 6, 2012 at 18:12

Hi, Green Deane,
I have not heard from you on the Beauty Bush seeds yet. Had a question about the silver Dollar Plany/ Lunaria Annua. I have heard that it was editable but not that tasty. I also heard that it can grow in Fl. I GOT seeds wanna trade .
thanks,
Hugs Kat

Reply

Green Deane November 7, 2012 at 20:37

The roots of the Lunaria annua can be eaten raw if gathered before the plant blossoms. The seeds are a mustard substitute.

Reply

Shane September 5, 2012 at 01:59

Love the site and channel! If you know of a “weed” expert in South Korea, please let me know. I live in Korea and want to know about my local weeds–but my Korean language ability is not good enough to read local books/articles. Or…if you don’t know anyone, why not come over for a week or two and shoot about 100 or so videos and that way I can learn!!!

Cheers and I hope to hear from you, but I know I might be asking for a needle in a haystack!

Shane

Reply

Nell in Canada September 3, 2012 at 16:58

About the posting re John McCrae of Guelph, Ontario and the
page in the Ladies’ Home Journal that the 1941 Michael book
references, that is not what was published in the November
annual Thanksgiving issue. It was an advertisement paid for
by Bauer and Black, surgical materials supplier, and there was
a side bar with the wrong name for the poem which first appeared
3 years earlier in the UK in Punch, and error about Dr. McCrae himself.
The illustration was of American doughboys, bandaged, rising to heaven, singing. Not quite the image in the poem re CEF “fallen” in spring 1915 !
Also this elderly lady would not have been at a meeting of the Young Women’s Christian Society in New York that fall. It was a meeting of the recalled overseas representatives of the YMCA, known confusingly today as “war secretaries” and she was briefly acting as a volunteer receptionist.

Reply

Lewis Boudreaux July 21, 2012 at 12:08

Can you recommend someone who gives classes in atlanta georgia.
That is where my sons and I live.

Reply

Green Deane July 25, 2012 at 22:02

In my search window type in Resources. That will take you to a page with over 100 foraging instructors. Scroll down to Georgia.

Reply

Marly July 6, 2012 at 11:58

Happy to have come across this site (was searching for edible forget-me-nots as in the sugar icing ones ☺ )
Moving to Alaska in the near future and will have a large garden that only has kiwi and lilac bushes in so far ☺

Reply

Jessica July 5, 2012 at 20:13

Hi GreenDeane! It’s so nice to be able celebrate ‘weeds’ with like-minded folks! (what is a ‘weed’ anyway??). My property has jewelweed growing all along one side and this year I allowed the stuff to grow all over the place…good choice, too! Was helping an elderly client clean up their yard and got attacked by some sneaky poison ivy hiding in amongst other greenery. Went hope, took some jewelweed, and rubbed it on one really itchy spot and the itching stopped! Took some more, put in blender with baby oil, lathered in on my itchy legs and it really helped take out the itch!

Reply

Rose June 26, 2012 at 00:25

Hi, I live in Santa Barbara, Ca., a professional plantscaper, specializing in edible gardens, and I’d love to grow “Loroco” here.
Do you know any source for seeds?

Reply

Green Deane June 27, 2012 at 22:13
Elizabeth June 23, 2012 at 20:45

I love your site for info, clarity and humor…and I love that photo of you up there at the top of this page—a person doesn’t usually get the opportunity to erupt into a full-face smile -&- chuckle in response to web-authors’ photos. What a pleasant surprise!! I was wondering how you fit all those listed accomplishments and interests into such a short life…are you one of those folks who only need 3 hours sleep? Please say you are–even if you are not. Practical Question: I wanted to forward your page on the Japanese Knotweed to a friend of mine (who is a gourmet cook) because she has been battling it up in Gloucester MA for a few years, and I’m thinking it might be good for her soul to at least harvest some next year. But— am I missing the place to check to “share” that page or is such a clickable place really not there? Thanks for it all, EB

Reply

Green Deane June 27, 2012 at 22:16

I don’t think my site has the function. When I get a new webmaster perhaps it can be added.

Reply

GiGi December 16, 2014 at 12:25

A friendly FYI suggestion to anyone – who does not already know this –

In the old days – before Facebook or others came out with the Like or Share – Icon – Button – etc. –

Just – E-mail or Telephone – or now you can also – Text or Tweet, etc. – the person the URL – Link – to the home page – etc. – such as – http://www.eattheweeds.com/

Merry Christmas to All

Reply

Stockton Reeves April 4, 2012 at 22:41

Green Deane:

I think the money I spent taking the tour of Mead Gardens in WP earlier this month with you was the best spent money of my life. The trek was fascinating and insightful. As a tour guide through the landscape you are wonderful and patient and I enjoyed that morning more than you can imagine. The time spent after the tour talking was great and I cannot wait to take another tour of some property with you. What a magical time. Thank you so very much.

I have a whole new perspective to walking through my neighborhood.

Stockton Reeves

Reply

Peg April 1, 2012 at 20:09

Very grateful to all you’re doing and there are thousands more and growing who feel the same. Live between you and Tampa and sharing and networking living naturally, thriving naturally, is where we’re at! Trying to find the answer to this: Is the Heart-Leaf Stinging Nettle edible and as nutritious as the Urtica Dioica? Your page on this is not clear to me if you’re referring to the “famous, popular” nettle or the Florida one in regards to health benefits….or both? Even with extensive internet searching, the answer seems to elude me. Thanks so much for your reply.

Reply

Green Deane April 1, 2012 at 20:32

The nutrition is roughly the same.

Reply

Alina N. March 14, 2012 at 01:53

HI,
It is a great website. I am so glad that I found it.
I was wondering if it is possible on your website to look up edibles by region.
My second question: How much of North America do you cover?
Thank you.

Reply

Green Deane March 14, 2012 at 07:30

I did consider adding regions but the logistics were something of a headache in that there are a lot of regions… well, that’s not entirely accurate. I thought about adding states and providences which meant a huge amount of work, more than 60 categories because plants don’t know political boundaries. As it were by regions I would need All of North America, Canada, United States, eastern Canada, western Canada, southern Canada, northern US, southern US, eastern US, western US, northeast US, southeast US, New England, Old South, Florida Puerto Rico Hawaii,Rocky Mountains,Desert Southwest, Texas, Mexico, West Coast, Southern West Coast, Northern West Coast, Alaska, High Plains States, Mid-west, Central Ameirica, South America, Great Britian, Europe, Northern Europe, southern Europe, Australia, Australia New Zealand, North Australia, South Australia, Eastern Australia, Western Australia, Northern Australia, Mediterranean Area, South Africa, Middle Africa, North Africa, Asia, North Asia, southeast Asia, Japan, World.

I would be tempted to put them under Region but that would make a huge list in the middle of categories.I could make it Zregions which would put the list at the end… I will have to ponder it. I would also have to go through each of the 1,000 of so plants and mark off the areas…Right now I usually mention in each plant article where it can be found.

While I am in Florida I grew up in Maine and have plants on my site from all over the US and Cananda. I also have expert friends on other regions for reference and consultations.

Reply

Tore Næss July 21, 2014 at 10:59

“I also have expert friends on other regions for reference and consultations.”
Fantastic site! I live in Norway… Do you know if there are any books, websites etc. for northern Europe/colder places?
Best regards, Tore

Reply

Green Deane July 21, 2014 at 17:42

Yes, check out http://www.henriettes-herb.com... she’s a member here and is in your area. (Henriette Kress.)

Reply

samuel alexander February 21, 2012 at 17:34

I live in Trinidad & Tobago. I love your site. Iwill go throught the info you have there and then request/buy what I need

Reply

Katarina E January 13, 2012 at 17:20

Hey! I should have looked at the other comments firs., What’s this?, I thought that I was the only Kat. So now you have a Kat in Calif and Florida.

Reply

kat December 5, 2011 at 21:23

Hi Green Deane,
I luv your site! I am an ole, not old, horticulter, who lived many years in Fla. I’ve grown and lived plants. I, like you, let my dandelions grow despite my neighbors.
When my husband needed a kidney transplant we left my beloved home in Fla. and headed to the deserts of California. I had to sadly leave my beautiful Beauty Bush.
My husband passed and I moved back near my family to my home in Virginia. I am so thrilled that I can find many of your editable weeds here! Spring gives me the wonderful moral mushrooms and much much more then I had in California.
I still miss my Beauty Bush and found it grows here in Virginia but have not located it. How could I get the seeds? Can you help me out?
Thank you for sharing your wonderful information.
Your friend Kat
PS. My cat looks like yours.

Reply

Green Deane December 6, 2011 at 12:47

I can send you some seeds.

Reply

Kat December 7, 2011 at 15:05

Great, contact me on my E-mail and give me details.
Thank you Soooo much! HUGS!

Reply

Dylan December 4, 2011 at 18:57

Hi. I signed up for your class but want to make sure it did it right. I want to go this Sunday (12/11/11) in Jax. Please confirm.

Thank you.

Dylan Cadwalader
Saint Augustine

Reply

Dr. Amit Kaur December 2, 2011 at 04:14

i also want to publish mt research papers and articles on edible weeds at eattheweeds.com

best regards
Dr. Amit Kaur Puri

Reply

Mildred Jones December 9, 2011 at 06:50

What is your area of expertise, Dr. Amit? Where are you situated currently? Mail me your CV at my email address: mildred.jones88@yahoo.co.uk

Reply

judith collins November 22, 2012 at 23:49

Here in Australia for the past thirty years I have been teaching the value of using weeds in natural pest control, food for animals, food for the table, use in the compost bin, as a living mulch, liquid fertilisers, garden sprays, and healing the body.
Let me know when you publish I would love to read your book.
My book “Companion Gardening in Australia” covers most of the weed subjects I have mentioned. It’s now in its 9th edition. Written 20yrs ago, the book is now seen as an institution.
Keep up the good work.
Judith

Reply

Green Deane November 21, 2011 at 14:49
Judith October 25, 2013 at 11:43

Beautiful site, you do a wonderfully thorough job on your posts. You should look into Korean cooking – Koreans eat EVERYTHING. There are dishes that feature “spring mountain weeds.” Wonder what that’s translated from? They are the ultimate foragers. You can buy dried bracken fern at any Korean market. I realize that it’s more fun to forage yourself, but some of us don’t have that luxury.
I have fond memories being with a group of hippies wandering in the woods around our farm when everyone was struck with the munchies (never mind why!) . I happily foraged through the miner’s lettuce and a variety of other things while everyone looked on in horror, convinced I would die. Next day, they all wanted to learn about the plants. Foraging fun!

Reply

Leave a Comment

{ 2 trackbacks }