by Green Deane

Green Deane is available for speaking engagements and classes. Several examples are below. For media inquiries please contact Green Deane
This is Green Deane being interview for the local PBS station for Thanksgiving, 2009. This show was voted their best episode of the year.

To see some video of a class in Tarpon Springs click the link below.

Here’s a few minutes of the four hour class at Cassadega (thanks Chris)

{ 47 comments… read them below or add one }

Kim March 14, 2017 at 01:44

Howdy… so wild edible question, spring is attempting to arrive here in Oregon, if it ever stops raining! I just found out about pine pollen. We have some pine here but have huge abundance of blue spruce, Douglas fir and hemlock. Can pollen be collected from these trees as well? Info is a bit hard to find on these…


Green Deane March 15, 2017 at 20:23

I am not an herbalist but my understanding is that it is only pine pollen (from any Pinus) that is used.


Priscilla August 13, 2016 at 15:09

Just read that you had lost your mom. I am so sorry. I lost mine 2 years ago and it takes time to mentally adjust, plus just living day to day. You are in my prayers.


Aaron Milliman July 4, 2016 at 22:47

Hey Deane, I see people keep asking for you to do a book. There is a man named Markus Rothkranz, his book is amazing. Maybe you can offer to sell his book. I know he has a reseller program.
Anyway keep up the great videos.



Green Deane July 5, 2016 at 07:56

And he references me in the book. I something in the works.


Priscilla August 13, 2016 at 15:06

I will be awaiting your being published. I would even like to pre-order once you get the project started. Would love to take one of your classes, but waiting for cooler weather. I am in Southern Sumter County.


Tamara Peyton October 31, 2014 at 02:07

I just discovered your youtube videos and am so grateful you are willing to share with the rest of us. My husband and I both think you are funny and a joy to watch. We really need all this info in book form, or else I am going to have buy a couple of rounds of ink cartridges for my printer. I will look for your books and hope they have color pictures.
My sympathy on the loss of your mother. Once again thank you and tootles.


james kennedy October 13, 2014 at 16:10

Hey, MR Green Dean ‘What is up? I have not seen any new video’s lately. Are you sick? What is the new video about? and when are you going to release this upcoming video? God bless all the good things you do. sign James Kennedy


Green Deane October 13, 2014 at 18:13

Life sometimes gets in the way of living. I’ve been settling my late mother’s estate and also moving. Once I am settled down I will do some more videos.


TimothySativum July 1, 2016 at 12:52

Well, I hope life has been treating you well Deane. Thank you for sharing all the knowledge you can.. Even to those who cannot afford one of your classes personally.

You have “Planted the seed” of knowledge for many, and shall it continue to spread. Cheers man. We all appreciate what you do, and you kind of remind me of Paul Stamets, lol


Green Deane July 2, 2016 at 08:10

I sent you a P.M.


Randall October 10, 2014 at 18:39

Hi Green….Got a pic of maybe honey ringless shrooms?
If you reply to my email I can forward pic…


Green Deane December 1, 2014 at 18:31

photos can be up loaded to the Green Deane Forum on the mushroom page.


suzie hock September 24, 2014 at 15:35

I have a seabuckhorn bush that grows like crazy making new bushes by underground spreading of roots to form new bushes. Question? these bushes do not have and fruit or flowers/ orange berries. What does that mean?
and Can I use the twig/branches and leaves dried as a tea?

Thanks a bunch


Garrett September 2, 2013 at 18:45

Hello Green Deane,
I was on wandering what your sumac jelly recipe was. I know on the species page it states to refer to the elderberry recipe but I am unable to find that as well. I recently made sumac ade and was looking to give the jelly a try. Thank you for your time.


Matt Lawrence August 20, 2013 at 20:46

I crushed them then rubbed them over my clothing and placed some in my shirt pocket. It was just a guess since I couldn’t find information on how to properly use it. I only used a small handful since I wasn’t sure of how much to use.


Green Deane August 20, 2013 at 21:12

Usually one rubs them on the skin. But my article also has a way to make a lotion out of them.


Matt Lawrence August 19, 2013 at 21:23

I was reading on your site about Beauty berry and how it can be used for both as an insect repellent and to stun fish. I’ve tried crushing the leaves for an insect repellent with little success. Did I do something incorrectly and can you tell me how the plant can be used to stun fish.


Green Deane August 19, 2013 at 23:57

After you crushed the leaves, what did you do with them?


Matt Lawrence August 14, 2013 at 23:33

I am trying to learn more about survival and woodsmanship and have found your videos on youtube very helpful. I am now looking for a field guide/encyclopedia that I can actually use in the woods to help. I was hoping for one that dealt with NW Florida or the Southeast. I’m looking for one that has color photos. Most seem to have only drawings. Since you are well versed in the subject I felt you would have some good recommendations. Thanks.


Green Deane August 15, 2013 at 05:48

I understand your question and the answer is there isn’t such a book. However, I would check with Pineapple Press. They are set to release one written by Peggy Lantz. I have not seen it yet but it might be acceptable.


Terrel June 23, 2013 at 22:07

Just finished catching up on your latest videos on YouTube. After 142 you said the DVD’s are ready or available. But I couldn’t find anywhere on you site or even with Google, to buy them. So could you direct me please. Also I haven’t gotten any of your newsletters for some time so please put me on the list again. Saturday a group of us went out with a local forager who showed us several edible plants in our desert like area Utah county. The two foragers knew of you and one not only spoke highly of you, as I had to him also. He called you a genius, just in case you would like to know. I tried to express to the group that your information Would be of value even though you are in Florida and we are not ,especially with weeds common to the whole country. Keep up the great work and yes there are many I tell about your website to try and get them to learn for possible future need.


Green Deane June 24, 2013 at 04:33

The botton to buy them is on the home page of, upper right corner.


stacy June 17, 2013 at 17:39

I am trying to identify a plant in my moms yard, with no luck. It is like a ground cover, growing in shade next to woods. I think it is a mint or nettle. It has a square purplish red stem, leaves are opposite, its slightly hairy on stem and leaves. It didn’t sting me:). It does have a slight mint or citronella scent when you bruise a leaf. I am thinking it might be skullcap, stone root or mulberry weed. Oh and it has 5 to 6 veins on either side of the main vein down the center and serrated edges. How do I send you a picture of the plant?


Green Deane June 17, 2013 at 18:09

You can post it on the Green Deane Forum on the UFO page (Unidentified Flowering Objects.)


stacy April 8, 2013 at 01:51

Just watched the your watercress video and wondered if the watercress can absorb any of the toxicity of the water hemlock growing so close to it? By the way I am enjoying your videos immensely and learning much . Haven’t foraged much yet but gearing up to start. Free food is awesome.


Green Deane April 8, 2013 at 06:47

This question has come up before. The answer is no.


tom December 12, 2012 at 12:14

i would like to by a book of mr deans information on his plants, that he have on his videos. is there such a book and how do i buy it. could you please send me the information.


michael December 10, 2012 at 14:28

have you finalized you cd , for purchase


paul October 9, 2012 at 18:44

I am also looking forward to the dvd set! I can’t wait


Jesse Bridges September 15, 2012 at 17:45

book would be cool.
free info you already have is excellent.
Thank you Green Dean : )


Wendy August 3, 2012 at 12:32

Great website/videos. Is the DVD ready yet?


JORGE ROCHA April 27, 2012 at 08:47




kimberly April 4, 2012 at 13:01

Where’s the book! I want the book 🙂

(ps check out they will let you self publish for free, they print on an as needed basis, folks order it and they print it. You have your photo’s and your text done, just put it in a format.

I don’t work for them but I have used them, so now when I see wonderful things that would be great to have in book form (because you can’t always get online, my aunt has a house with NO wireless service for 30 miles and is still using dial up) I mention them, a book would be wonderful!




Virginia March 8, 2012 at 23:22

Hey there Green Deane,
Just wanted to tell you how much I adore you. I love your YouTube channel. The content is captivating and always pleasant. I wish you could clone yourself and work in every high school in America with your own class. Your videos leave me wishing you were my next door neighbor! Hugs and kisses!


Jack Duch February 23, 2012 at 07:40

Well the suns coming up ,I started reading through your archive at about 10 pm. all I can say is two big thumbs up. I would give you more but I only got two.I have learnd more in the past few hours than I have in ten years with field guides and other items, Thanks. There is more Id like to but have to get back to reading I can sleep tomarow.


Thames February 12, 2012 at 17:32

Just wondering when you are going to put it all together in a dvd set.


Green Deane February 12, 2012 at 18:00

The set is almost ready.


Chris February 9, 2012 at 20:13


Just wondering if the DVD you mentioned is available yet.



Green Deane February 9, 2012 at 20:51

Almost, working on the last details now.


evie January 4, 2012 at 15:46

Wow! i looked at a couple of your videos. Very impressive, we are just starting to eat weeds. When we moved into this house, the first year we had what we thought were volunteer pumkin seeds that we through out in the back yard so we protected them in hopes of getting free pumkins, we were very disapointed we asked some of our farmer neighbors what these were, they called them wild cucubers. After looking at your video I think these are what we have. I’d like to send you a picture and see if this is the ivy gourd.


Green Deane January 4, 2012 at 16:27

Sure send it along…


Ron Miller October 25, 2011 at 01:18

Are there good books that have color photos and sufficient info to identify edible plants, what parts are edible, and how they are prepared?

I live in the Tampa area and might attend a nearby class when you do one in that area.


Green Deane October 25, 2011 at 06:37

Sadly that is lacking… because its rather difficult to do something that comprehensive and relevant and inexpensive. Regional books can be excellent. And for your area my website…


gary wood October 24, 2011 at 10:57

I’m ready to purchase any DVD’s you are able to develop and really enjoy your YouTube series.


Nicholas Simmons October 20, 2011 at 13:25

Hello, my name is Nick, … I came across your show on youtube because I was looking to positively identify sassafras… I would like to know more about plants as food….


Green Deane October 20, 2011 at 13:48

If you search Sassafras you will find an article about that tree. Basically you are looking for a tree that has leaves that look like flat mittens, no teeth. The thumb can be on the left, the right, or the leaf can have two thumbs. You also want roots that smell like root beer.


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