April 10, 2024

Foraging Wild Edibles w/ George Barnett

Morel mushrooms, wild onions, and tender spring greens await the hungry forager! Join us as we talk with George Barnett, founder of The Hungry Forager and author of the new book, Foraging Kentucky.

Episode Guest

Episode Guest

George Barnett owns and operates the Hungry Forager, an educational program based in the Bluegrass region and focused on teaching people about wild edibles, ethnobotany, ecology, and agroforestry. His educational background includes restoration ecology, foraging, and the history of utilizing tree crops in North America. He lives in Louisville, Kentucky, with his partner and their two children. www.thehungryforager.com

Morel mushrooms, wild onions, and tender spring greens await the hungry forager! Join us as we talk with George Barnett, founder of The Hungry Forager and author of the new book, Foraging Kentucky.

George Barnett owns and operates the Hungry Forager, an educational program based in the Bluegrass region and focused on teaching people about wild edibles, ethnobotany, ecology, and agroforestry. His educational background includes restoration ecology, foraging, and the history of utilizing tree crops in North America.

His new book, Foraging Kentucky is an expansive beginners’ guide to safely and ethically foraging wild foods. The species covered in the book are divided into three categories: herbaceous plants, fungi, and woody plants. George shares his extensive knowledge on the proper identification of the featured species, where and when they grow, and how to harvest and prepare them for consumption. Complete with high-definition color photographs, recipes, and short history lessons, this guide is chock-full of crucial information!

Learn more about George’s work, check out his online workshops and order your copy of Foraging Kentucky at https://www.thehungryforager.com/

Bevin was recently on WPR’s The Morning Show with Kate Archer Kent to talk about seeds, seed libraries and the historic tomato seed collection of the late Thane Earle. Thane is most well-known for introducing the world to the incredible Amish Paste Tomato! You can hear the full interview at: https://www.wpr.org/shows/morning-show/sen-ron-johnson-michigan-seed-saver-shares-preservation-advice-potential-of-biofuels-wisconsin-film-festival

Bevin also shared his recent article about the famed Amish Paste Tomato in our Patreon community. You can find it at www.patreon.com/smallhousefarm

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