How Useful Is That?!
Of course, we covered the basics of careful identification,
and usages, culinary and medicinal, passing along
what we’ve learned, though we’re certainly not experts…
then again, our Ancestors foraged for approximately
a million times longer than their descendants have shopped,
so we probably have the ‘foraging gene’ in our DNA.
As we introduced our feral friends to workshop
participants, mainly neighbors, and fellow coop members,
we gently indicated other beneficial aspects of foraging,
such as paying closer attention to our surroundings,
including subtle interactions within the plant community,
the benefits of gathering wild food while camping—
can’t get anything fresher!—the gratitude for the green world
that foraging encourages, and, in general, how much more fascinating the foraging perspective make’s one’s life.