Summer is at its peak, and there is wild food free for the taking everywhere I look, and yet I still hear people complaining about how they can’t afford to eat, and especially can’t afford “healthy foods.” Why is this? it is because society in America has been taught that all their food comes from a grocery store, or they have to have a garden.
Wild foods are abundant right now. Everywhere I look, there are wild edible greens in their prime harvesting state such as Amaranth, Lambs Quarters, Burdock, Purslane – just to name a few. They are everywhere in vacant lots, along roadsides, ditch banks, in public parks, yards, etc. And yet I see no one out there harvesting these delicious superfoods. Why? A lack of knowledge, pure and simple. People don’t know.
I wish I knew how to get the word out. There is so much free food easily available that could be harvested and all excess could be saved for the winter by drying it, canning, freezing, or pickling. It makes me so sad and frustrated that people in America are malnourished due the SAD (Standard American Diet) diet, or are going to bed hungry when there is food all around.
People, please educate yourselves. If you are reading this, you have internet access, and along with that access comes a wealth of information. There is no excuse not to be able to learn what you need to know when a vast library of knowledge is at your very fingertips.
“My people perish for a lack of knowledge.” (The Holy Bible)