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At 2:18am on April 3, 2010, Scott Douglas Fraser said…
~ Good Greetings Turil ~

So far as help with doing the local wild food thing, first thing coming to mind is to include herbs as part of your diet, and in particular, making 'herbal soups' such as is traditional with tonic herbs in China, where the soup broth is made from various herbs (and also, where tonic herbs are regularly added to rice and cooked dishes). This will make accessible many plants that are not so edible, yet have (often amazing) nutritive and medicinal properties.

What might this look like? I'd start with using polypore/bracket fungi. All species of this type of fungi are safe, most of them being immune modulators and nutritive. Some common ones are red-belted polypore and birch polypore, though you might also find some chaga or ganoderma in your parts. Make a decoction with them, and use it as the base for a soup, perhaps also adding some greens and roots (thinking that nettles and couch grass roots might be available).

Speaking of which, so far as an often abundant plant-food in urban areas, look in to couch grass (Elytrigia repens) . The root is a traditional food and medicine, usually made in to a flour and added to breads (or used as an infusion for kidney ailments). It's action is to open the vessels that bring water in to the kidneys (thereby causing flushing and hydration), so it is quite safe to use, and it has a high starch content (smells like corn chowder when made as a strong decoction). A most noxious weed according to most gardeners, and I think they've just lost the ancestral wisdom that actually, it is a food!

You might also try fermenting, depending on what foods you are collecting, and this will supply you with a different nutritional profile than what you get from the food in its natural state. Perhaps a sauerk**** type ferment with dandelions (leaf, root, and flower), or a fermented beverage (local honey and berries).
At 11:58am on April 2, 2010, Ternura Rojas said…
Hello, my fellow hero of the week :))
Propably you have already watched this, but I share the link anyway: http://storyofstuff.org/bottledwater/
At 4:18am on April 1, 2010, BrainStampede said…
Good to meet you Turil...looking forward to having a better look at your all your hard work - like the concept of Maslow 2.0... best regards - Tom
At 12:49am on March 31, 2010, Nick Heyming said…
Alright Turil! Your whatworksipedia sounds awesome, I'd be happy to provide all of the info garnered from Gratitude Gardens for it. The wh*** idea is to make sure tried and true methods of growing things and making a living aren't lost and the seeds and tradition are maintained for future generation.

At this point we need to develop a wiki and start getting people to contribute content from around the world. We've got people in US, Canada, South Africa, Peru, and Mexico, but could use alot more, particularly Asia and Africa.
At 5:54am on March 27, 2010, gunghogirl said…
Hi Turil (^_^) Thanks for the Spark point for my video. I was thinking after I saw other people's videos that perhaps I'm too boring for the game and then proceeded to tell myself it is more important to participate than try to be "cool." I'm going to check out more of your stuff (need rest. getting late where I'm at) and I definitely want to learn about wild plants. I'm know as the plant lady by friends and family but most of my plant experience is indoors or gardening. Thanks again. Ciao for now.

-y-
At 5:47pm on March 26, 2010, Augusto Pirovano said…
Thanks Turil, we hope soon to be able to bring A-Maze to other Italian/European cities :)
At 12:53am on March 24, 2010, Mia Judkins said…
Thanks Turil! It has taken a long time, but I hope it will be of use for the neighbors :)
At 1:55am on March 23, 2010, Liz McLellan hyperlocavore.com said…
Thank you Turil! please join us it's up and running. Also we have translation if English is not your first language - let me know what you need? -It's Google based...so I am sure some of the translations will be...um bad... but still - It's working! hyperlocavore.com
At 8:07pm on March 21, 2010, Jen Shaffer said…
Hi Turil- Given my predilection to shoot my mouth off over injustices, situations I believe are unfair or diverting folks from real issues - I could use someone in my corner who's up for knowing someone like that. :) Jen
At 10:40pm on March 20, 2010, Amos Meeks said…
Hey,
You probably have seen me around cambridge, and I was juggling a bit at HONK. My question though is whether or not I've seen you before?
At 2:44am on March 20, 2010, cattavery said…
what a great gift of the evoke! an old friend.
At 2:14am on March 20, 2010, cattavery said…
hey are you the same Turil I know from livejournal?

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