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34. Foraging for Wild Edible Plants with Tim MacWelch, Advanced Survival Training

“We all have ancestors who lived really close to nature, who found their food in the wild. This is our birthright and I get really excited when I can lead people back to that heritage.” Tim MacWelch, Advanced Survival Training

Once used by our ancestors as a means of survival, foraging for wild edible plants is surging in popularity among outdoor enthusiasts. Whether it’s to collect food, maintain a healthy lifestyle, learn about native plants, or just spend more time outside, foraging is a way to connect with the landscape and carry on a tradition that dates to the beginning of human existence. Tim MacWelch, owner of Advanced Survival Training, covers the basics of foraging, including how to safely identify plants, examples of common wild edibles, where and when to forage, conservation techniques, and precautions to take before consuming your finds. You’ll want to have your notepad ready because this episode is chock-full of information to get you started in the world of foraging. Let’s Go!

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Advanced Survival Training

Seasonal Wild Edible Plants Course Description

Peterson Field Guide To Edible Wild Plants

Article by Virginia DWR: Storing Up for Winter with Forageables