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Learn to forage for herbs, greens, berries, nuts, seeds, and mushrooms — whatever’s in season — with America’s foremost foraging expert. Learn to identify these species with 100% certainty, harvest the renewable ones with no environmental impact whatsoever, and use them for food and home remedies. Discover how to prepare these foods to make delicious, healthful vegan recipes, as well as safe, effective home remedies. Learn about their health benefits, as well as associated science, conservation, history, folklore, mythology, art, music, humor, and comedy.

Private tours can take place in Central Park or anywhere in the Greater NY area convenient to the organization setting up the event, and the content will be tailored to the group, whether it consists of chefs and cooking personnel, aspiring herbalists, or beginning foragers.


"Wildman" Steve B.
Naturalist-author "Wildman" Steve Brill is America's go-to guy for foraging. He's been leading foraging tours and providing demos for the public, for schools, day camps, birthday parties, museums, nature centers, parks departments, restaurants and chefs, garden clubs, hiking clubs, teaching farms, nurseries, and other organizations, in parks and natural areas throughout the Greater NY area, since 1982.

He created his own website, Foraging with the "Wildman." His Identifying and Harvesting Edible and Medicinal Plants in Wild (and Not-So-Wild) Places (William Morrow Publishers, 1994) is considered a classic on the subject. His innovative Wild Vegan Cookbook (Harvard Common Press, April, 2002) is changing the way people think of preparing gourmet food. His Shoots and Greens of Early Spring in Northeastern North America (self-published, 1986 and 2008) teaches people how the foraging season begins, his Foraging with Kids (self-published, 2009) introduces children to the natural world, and his Foraging NY (Globe-Pequot Press, 2017) makes learning wild foods quick and easy. His Foraging With the "Wildman" DVD is showing people how it's all done, and his iOS/Android app, Wild Edibles Forage, is the best foraging app in America.

But the world-famous environmental educator is still best known for having been handcuffed and arrested by undercover park rangers who infiltrated a tour, for eating a dandelion in Central Park!

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