Jade Bisson

Transient

Six years ago I tried to plant a garden, and failed miserably. Knowing that I learn best from doing, I approached some farmers and asked for a job. Not knowing that gardens slow to a halt come winter, and it being October, I was denied and told to come back in the spring. The following March, I went back to the same farm and asked again. After being looked over and asked if my knees where healthy, or if I wore fragrant hand cream I was hired for the week to see if I liked it, or if they liked me. Since then I have been learning non-stop about growing quality food along side nature and how to make a living, humble as it may be, doing it. I've made some life long friends and even slaughtered a couple sheep and chickens along the way. From this experience sprung an interest in ethnobotany, permaculture, cooking, fermenting and foraging for edibles. I am excited to have this opportunity with The Adventurers as much as I am excited to finally be able to identify some plant species using Latin!!! 

Role in the operation:

Weekly wild edibles Journalist, Adventurer. 

Education:

Family, friends, books, google, mother nature. Thanks guys. 

Best adventure asset:

Knowledge in ethnobotany, expert hunter/gather/forager  

Most important thing to bring on an adventure:

Knife, whiskey, binoculars, tea tree oil. Bandana. Your joke repertoire. Significant humanoids. 

An animal quality that you admire:

The gracefulness of deer. The Eagle's sharp eye.    

Favorite adventure activities:

Hunting and gathering. Bird identification. Building shelter. Staring at the fire.  

Favorite book:

Too many, but so far,  life changing books include: Ken Kesey's "One Flew Over The Cuckoo's Nest", "Nourishing Traditions" by Sally Fallon and "Breaking Open The Head" by Daniel Pinchbeck.  

Favorite quote:

"There are bold mushroom pickers, and there are old mushroom pickers, but there are no old, bold mushroom pickers" -old adage Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)

By Adventurer Jade:

Puff Balls; Salal; Native Trailing Blackberry; Sorrel; White MatsutakiOxalis oregana (Shamrocks); Taraxacum officinale (Dandelion)Lovely Wild Rose Hips