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