’Tis the season for hunting in the woods: plants of all kinds are showing up, ready for plucking.
The Man: Steve Brill can give you first-hand knowledge of identifying native plants located all around the New York City area. Learn to tell something edible from something deadly in The Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Westchester, and Putnam counties. He leads tours on a regular basis, with a suggested donation of $20. Check the schedule here, grab a bunch of friends and sign up for an interesting experience.
The App: Wild Edibles Forage The ultimate foraging guide for identifying plants and downloading high-res images. Wild Edibles is a massive compendium of foraging knowledge suitable for beginners and experts alike. Use this app at home as a quick reference, or in the field as a replacement for cumbersome field guides. You can even add notes and geolocations, so you can find your plants again! This app takes wild edible plants to a whole new level of accessibility. Learn what to do with your finds—recipes are included.