Wild Foodies of Philly
In search of the food beneath our feet!
WILD PLANT INFORMATION SOURCES!
GUIDE BOOKS & WEBSITES: Check multiple sources to identify & research the edibility & preparation of wild food sources!
BEST WEBSITES FOR PHOTOS & BRIEF DESCRIPTIONS:
BEST WEBSITES OVER-ALL ONLINE SOURCES:
TOP BOOKS for wild edible plants: Foraging.com has a really long list of books
EDIBLE FLOWERS (LINK)
MUSHROOMS: This is not a subject that the Wild Foodies of Philly specializes in at this time.
PHILADELPHIA AREA MUSHROOM GROUPS:
MOSS & LICHENS:
COOKBOOKS & FERMENTATION: (under construction)
Wild Fermentation by Sandor Katz, https://www.amazon.com/Wild-Fermentation-Flavor-Nutrition-Live-Culture/dp/1603586288/ref=as_li_ss_tl?ie=UTF8&qid=1481989775&sr=8-1&keywords=wild+fermentation&linkCode=sl1&tag=wilfoo-20&linkId=34924cdf740aa87b689639c74bcb7872
Botany in a Day, by Thomas J. Elpel, http://www.wildflowers-and-weeds.com/Plant_Identification/Botany_in_a_Day_Download.htm
Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide by Lawrence Newcomb, https://www.amazon.com/Newcombs-Wildflower-Guide-Lawrence-Newcomb/dp/0316604429
OTHER USES --
MEDICINAL PLANT (Wild Foodies link)
FIBER, CORDAGE, BASKETS ETC:
Mosquito repellent: http://scholarsimpact.com/english/wp-content/uploads/2014/11/011.pdf Also, Chamomile, Pineappleweed, and any Mint.
There are many plants that have pest repelling properties. You might try planting these in or around your home to keep the mice away: any type of mint, amaryllis, sweet pea, lavender, daffodils, wood hyacinth (or squill), grape hyacinth, alliums, catnip, camphor plant, elderberry, euphorbias, and wormwood.* Oak and bay leaves are also known to repel rodents. Planting any of these outside your home is a good way to deter mice and rats from coming into your house. You may also make sachets out of the leaves of some of these plants to use in drawers and closets, especially mint, bay and lavender. https://www.flowershopnetwork.com/blog/plants-repel-mice/#:~:text=You%20might%20try%20planting%20these,also%20known%20to%20repel%20rodents.