Last week, my friend Andrea took TC and I on a hike through Redwood Regional Park to hunt for edible plants. Andrea is the most well-versed person on plants that I know — in fact, she has a great blog that you should check out if you’re interested in learning about plants as food, poison, medicine, or just something pretty to look at.
Anyway, we hit the jackpot almost immediately, and spent the first hour traversing only 1 mile or so. Luckily for us, there were so many things to look at and learn about. I took tons of pictures, which are featured in the slide show below.
We’ve already decided to return in July for berry picking. In addition to currants, thimbleberries, and wild strawberries, we also saw a lot of blackberry bushes. So exciting. Many thanks to Andrea for being a wonderful guide!
UPDATE (4/23/12): Andrea wrote up her thoughts about our foraging outing here. If you want to know more about the plants we found, I encourage you to check it out!