The Wild Foodies of Philly
In search of the food beneath our feet!
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Welcome to The Wild Foodies of Philly!
Our main mission is to educate the public on the many uses of wild plants and animals for food, fiber, and medicine.(see free educational documents below) Wild edible plants and animals are the only truly sustainable food source, in that nature, not humans, determines whether they survive and thrive. So, it's important that we respect and explore nature and all of its uses.
The Wild Foodies was also founded in response to several serious concerns, to include: the public's reliance on cultivated & hybrid foods and their effect on our health, conventional farming practices, the use of chemicals and GMOs, and the degradation of organic standards.
Foraging is surging in popularity globally. And the Wild Foodies of Philly is one of the largest foraging MEETUP Groups in the world. It's important to note that this is a collaborative effort. We are a group of wild foods enthusiasts who came together in the summer of 2010 to learn more about wild edibles, both plants and animals (although we focus mainly on plants). We are also interested in "wild medicinals", "wild fibers", "preserving through drying and fermentation", ... anything wild, really.
Members are invited to come on as many tours as you like. Some are free and some have fees. The more you tour, the more you'll learn! The important thing is for people to come together to help each other identify, discuss, incorporate nature into their everyday lives. We really encourage you to keep your own scrapbook on these plants and animals. And below there's lots of reference material to help get you started.
POSTING GUIDELINES: Any member can send an email to the group and post a meetup, if the event is within approximately 50 miles of Philadelphia. You just need to make “wild plants and/or animals" (for food, fiber, or medicine) the focus of your email or meetup, and not a minor feature. You do not need any knowledge of plants if you are simply organizing a group walk to learn about plants (as a collaborative exercise) and not charging a fee. If you need to control the size of the group, then you must contact me so that I can make you an "event organizer". Don't get too concerned about scheduling a meetup at the same time as other meetups. Our membership is big enough at this point that it shouldn't matter.
I do free tour leader training and also lead free private tours on weekdays for students, chefs, and other interested groups. I also do free group tours in the Art Museum/Lemon Hill area. My contact info is below. However, I also encourage the hiring of professional foragers - see link below.
Munch on! With Care!
Lynn Landes, founder
217 S. Jessup Street
Philadelphia, PA 19107
firstname.lastname@example.org / 215-629-3553
Use my cell phone only if you are late for a tour: 714-204-2690