Six Reasons You Can Become a Forager

Shake the cobwebs off your foraging brain!

Posted by Carolyn Dugas on June 21, 2020 · 1 minute read

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Yes, even you can start foraging!

The world of foraging is often shrouded in mystery and fear. How do you know which wild plants and mushrooms are edible? How do you know which ones will kill you? How many PhDs do you need to even get started??

When we look at the roots of foraging and wild food gathering we start to see how accessible this seemingly quirky and newfangled activity really is. Everyone has a hidden forager lurking inside them, ready to spring into action once the cobwebs are shaken off of their plant brain. So join us as we explore six reasons why you can become a forager and start gathering wild plants, mushrooms, and edible weeds!

Carolyn Dugas, Forager


Carolyn was born and raised in the woods of New England, where she attempted to feed "moss smoothies" to unsuspecting strangers as a child. Mercifully, her wild food skills have improved since then, thanks in part to a year-long foraging apprenticeship in 2017. Since then, she has been collecting and preparing wild foods on a daily basis. Learn more here.

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