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  • I November 15, 2011, 11:47 pm

    Stevia teachings?

    • Green Deane November 16, 2011, 6:36 am

      Hmmmm… stevia is a commercial crop… though it was once wild in South America. There is a wild version that grows in the southwest US…. perhaps I can write about that.

      • Alex August 26, 2012, 5:03 pm

        You can use stevia in tea. And if you grind the leaves you can use it sugar. The leaves are edible, and its is bitter but you can eat it raw.

        • lailja October 9, 2012, 6:00 pm

          i like adding raw stevia leaves to our green drink.

  • Tom Laughlin December 10, 2011, 9:07 pm

    Hi Dean,

    Would it be too late to RSVP for your foraging class for tomorrow? If not I’d really like to attend!


  • Luke Weaver March 1, 2012, 11:43 am

    While looking online for kidney health promoting plants, I saw the Chanca piedra, aka stone-breaker, also known as quinine weed, as well as many other names. It is said to have great medicinal properties and looks like a weed that grows everywhere in the Tampa Bay area. I just wondered if you are familiar with it.

    • Green Deane March 1, 2012, 5:00 pm

      I think a relative grows there but those plants are medicinal. I am culinary. While I know some herbals it is not my expertise.

  • Marcia March 29, 2012, 9:35 am

    Hi, I am trying to reserve a spot for 2
    people for this Sunday April 1,
    everytime I tried to send an email to you
    it failed.

  • mike March 30, 2012, 11:23 am

    Hello Mr Deane, I would like to reserve 1 spot for sunday april 1st. I also couldn’t get the E-mail to work either.

  • FloridaHillbilly March 30, 2012, 12:21 pm

    I, too, was trying to reserve a spot for April 1 at Dreher Park. I’ve not heard back, and was hoping it was still on, and a spot available for me.


    • Green Deane March 30, 2012, 5:11 pm

      The class is open, see you at Dreher park.

  • Monica March 31, 2012, 10:29 pm

    We tried paying with a credit card for 2 people for tomorrow’s class, but we never received confirmation. We could pay cash tomorrow, but since we come from Miami, we would like to know if there the class is full.
    Thank you,

    • Green Deane April 1, 2012, 8:35 pm

      As you now know it was confirmed and thank you for attending the class.

  • Mike April 2, 2012, 12:42 am

    You are awesome. Thank you. And please put your videos on dvd. I want them all.

    • Green Deane April 2, 2012, 8:42 am

      They are almost ready. In fact I have to approve the quality of the product today.

  • fred April 8, 2012, 10:57 am

    HAPPY EASTER Green Deane! I hope you have a great holiday. From fred missy and anna 🙂

    • Green Deane April 8, 2012, 1:33 pm

      Thanks… I’m going to try those dry Brazilian peppercorns soon.

  • Shelby Michels April 20, 2012, 10:25 pm

    One day, I would love to take one of your classes. I just fell onto a website that had your videos. I watched a couple and look forward to the many more. Valuable information. I enjoyed your story, and in some parts can relate. I also spent many childhood days alone collecting, exploring and admiring natures beauty. I have a passion for wild edible and madicinal plants, and edible organic landscaping. After my service in the Army I stumbled into massage therapy and fell in love with it. I keep busy with that and my Navy Reserve career, but every second of free time I devote to playing in the dirt, on my bike, loving my plants, or exploring. Living with an HOA in a place where everyone uses chemicals on there yard to make the perfect lawn. I am defiant and refuse to follow suit. Im in pursuit of a self sustaining, purposeful and pretty yard. I welcome dandelions, but I was struggling with dollar weed. After your video, it is now welcomed in my yard as well. I look forward to learning much more, I am an official fan:) Have a beautiful blessed day!

  • Barbara May 8, 2012, 11:51 pm

    What is your advice on foraging in a big city? What are good areas for foraging in a city? What should I avoid? Are public parks OK? What about pesticides, herbicides etc. Any advice on city foraging will be greatly appreciated.

    Thank you very much.

    • Green Deane May 9, 2012, 2:37 pm

      If the soil is above the parking lot level and the water is wholesome foraging in a city isn’t too bad. Steve Brill argues it is superior to agricultural land.

  • Rob Dyer May 12, 2012, 11:44 pm

    Hi Dean,

    I was wanting to reserve a spot for myself and possibly my 6 year old daughter at your next class on May 20th that you are holding in Jacksonville at FSCJ South Campus. I will definitely be attending the class and may be bringing my wife and daughter along if I can talk them into coming with me. … I’ve been watching your You Tube videos like a fanatic over the last few weeks & am up to like number 45. I appreciate all that you’ve done. I’ve learned so much about wild edibles & can’t wait to take your class.


    Rob Dyer

  • Torey May 30, 2012, 3:46 pm

    Hey Green Deane,

    I saw in the comments section of the “Classes” page that you may know some good resources for North Georgia to find skilled instructors on foraging? Please send me any info you have! I live in Athens Ga and I want to lear more from a knowledgeable person as well as use it as a great family building activity.

    Thanks again for any info to help me find a great class or skilled instructor in my area..


    PS. I really enjoy your videos, thanks for making them!

  • Amanda June 8, 2012, 9:40 am

    Good morning Mr. Deane,
    You often mention foraging in Maine throughout your site. I am in central ME (Bangor/Newport). Do you have a recommendation for an expert who would be willing to work with me. I looked on your resource page and only found experts >90miles from me. The outfit in Augusta is also out of my price-range. Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am strongly drawn to foraging. You may also pass my email along to anyone you believe may be interested so they may contact me directly. Thank you for your time.

  • Mike Postava April 9, 2013, 9:47 am

    I just started watching your videos & they are great. I recently found a plant that looks very similar to a pennywort but the leaf has small coarse hairs & the stem is hairy also. I know without seeing it you can not make a positive ID but I was hoping you could give me a good guess so I could research it further. I live in Southwest PA & I found in growing in my lawn.

    • Green Deane April 9, 2013, 8:36 pm

      Is it spade shape? It might be Centella asiatica or C. erecta.

  • Peggy June 21, 2013, 6:25 pm

    Hi there. A quick question. Is your Sunday class, June 23, full? If not, I also need to ask if this is a waking class. I am under doc’s care and am not released for any long walks yet.

    Hopefully, you will have the class in Jax again in the future?



    • Green Deane June 23, 2013, 7:01 pm

      My apologies I did not see this message until today (the evening of the 23rd.) This particular class walks about 1.5 miles.

  • karli July 26, 2014, 10:43 am

    Is the class for Red Bug in Sarasota still on for the 27th of July? My friend and I will definitely be coming! Thank you for your time.

    • Green Deane July 26, 2014, 6:13 pm

      Yep I’ll be getting up at 5 to be there.

  • Don Philpott November 3, 2014, 6:44 pm

    My book, Beginner’s Guide to Edible Florida is now available and I’d love to send you a copy if you let me have a snail mail address.
    Best wishes, Don

    • Sylvia iturburu January 27, 2016, 11:37 am

      I will love to. I’m in Naples Florida.

    • Charity March 23, 2016, 12:32 am

      I would love a copy of your book. Can you message me and I’ll give you oour address?

      • Green Deane March 23, 2016, 10:43 am

        I have written two books but they are not about wild food or foraging. However I am working on one now.

    • Steve Palmer March 30, 2017, 11:04 am

      I am interested in finding out how I could obtain one of your books; please reply. Thanks,

      Steve Palmer
      1479 Count Nicholas Court
      Sarasota, FL 34232

    • Stephen Jordi June 26, 2017, 9:04 pm

      Your book? Please send me the info on how to aquire!

  • Clay Parton October 18, 2017, 8:30 pm

    Hey Green Deane, If your in the Ocala area I would like to invite you to come see our zip line course. It is in an old limestone mine. it was abandoned in 1929. feel free to contact me if you ever want to check it out. the canyons zip line and canopy tour.
    my name is Clay, and I am a big fan of eat the weeds!!!!!

    • Green Deane October 31, 2017, 10:43 am

      Is that north of town on 301?


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