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Wild food foraging

People gather to eat a meal made partially with wild plants gathered from the woods and nearby surroundings at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm, during a "Forage and Feast" walk to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species and how to cook them, in Germantown, New York, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People gather to eat a meal made partially with wild plants gathered from the woods and nearby surroundings at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm, during a "Forage and Feast" walk to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species and how...more

People gather to eat a meal made partially with wild plants gathered from the woods and nearby surroundings at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm, during a "Forage and Feast" walk to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species and how to cook them, in Germantown, New York, May 9, 2018. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and a location where Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species, leads "Forage and Feast" walks to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species growing in the woods and in common surroundings and how to cook them, in Germantown. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and a location where Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species, leads "Forage and Feast" walks to teach...more

A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and a location where Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species, leads "Forage and Feast" walks to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species growing in the woods and in common surroundings and how to cook them, in Germantown. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species and food production, holds an edible wild onion plant known as "crow garlic" or "field garlic". "To most people, when they�re walking through the world, plants just form this green background, this green wall," said Stebbins. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species and food production, holds an edible wild onion plant known as "crow garlic" or "field garlic". "To most people, when they�re walking through the world, plants...more

Hayden Stebbins, an ethnobotanist and clinical herbalist with a focus on invasive species and food production, holds an edible wild onion plant known as "crow garlic" or "field garlic". "To most people, when they�re walking through the world, plants just form this green background, this green wall," said Stebbins. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Baskets of foraged wild plants sit on the forest floor at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild foods foraging tours have exploded in popularity since Steve �Wildman� Brill turned his 1986 headline-grabbing arrest for nibbling New York City�s Central Park into a deal to conduct foraging tours in city parks. Brill, whom tabloids dubbed �The Man Who Ate Manhattan� and who still heads the hunts, showed the world how ubiquitous wild plants are and since then foraging has increasingly gained a hip, trendy appeal. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Baskets of foraged wild plants sit on the forest floor at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild foods foraging tours have exploded in popularity since Steve �Wildman� Brill turned his 1986 headline-grabbing arrest for nibbling New York City�s Central Park into...more

Baskets of foraged wild plants sit on the forest floor at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild foods foraging tours have exploded in popularity since Steve �Wildman� Brill turned his 1986 headline-grabbing arrest for nibbling New York City�s Central Park into a deal to conduct foraging tours in city parks. Brill, whom tabloids dubbed �The Man Who Ate Manhattan� and who still heads the hunts, showed the world how ubiquitous wild plants are and since then foraging has increasingly gained a hip, trendy appeal. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins gathers wild-growing garlic mustard plants. Depending on the time of year and location, sharp-eyed gatherers may fill their baskets with sheep sorrel, a lemony vegetable that looks vaguely like a sheep�s head, lady�s thumb, whose pink petals are used for tea, or linden tree blossoms, which makes a beverage prized as a natural tranquilizer. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins gathers wild-growing garlic mustard plants. Depending on the time of year and location, sharp-eyed gatherers may fill their baskets with sheep sorrel, a lemony vegetable that looks vaguely like a sheep�s head, lady�s thumb, whose pink...more

Hayden Stebbins gathers wild-growing garlic mustard plants. Depending on the time of year and location, sharp-eyed gatherers may fill their baskets with sheep sorrel, a lemony vegetable that looks vaguely like a sheep�s head, lady�s thumb, whose pink petals are used for tea, or linden tree blossoms, which makes a beverage prized as a natural tranquilizer. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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People walk with foraged wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild delicacies can be dangerous, however, with 6,000 Americans poisoned each year by mushrooms alone. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People walk with foraged wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild delicacies can be dangerous, however, with 6,000 Americans poisoned each year by mushrooms alone. REUTERS/Mike Segar

People walk with foraged wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. Wild delicacies can be dangerous, however, with 6,000 Americans poisoned each year by mushrooms alone. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Women gather wild plants in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Women gather wild plants in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Women gather wild plants in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins holds an edible wild violet plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible wild violet plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible wild violet plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A glass of sun tea made with edible wild ground ivy, dandelion flowers, lemon balm, peppermint and catnip steeps. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A glass of sun tea made with edible wild ground ivy, dandelion flowers, lemon balm, peppermint and catnip steeps. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A glass of sun tea made with edible wild ground ivy, dandelion flowers, lemon balm, peppermint and catnip steeps. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins prepares a thistle soup with wild thistle and other plants gathered from the woods during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins prepares a thistle soup with wild thistle and other plants gathered from the woods during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins prepares a thistle soup with wild thistle and other plants gathered from the woods during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins, (front R) leads a "Forage and Feast" walk past wild-growing garlic mustard (foreground) to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species growing in the woods and in common surroundings and how to cook them, at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins, (front R) leads a "Forage and Feast" walk past wild-growing garlic mustard (foreground) to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species growing in the woods and in common surroundings and how to cook them, at the Gatherwild...more

Hayden Stebbins, (front R) leads a "Forage and Feast" walk past wild-growing garlic mustard (foreground) to teach people how to forage edible wild plant species growing in the woods and in common surroundings and how to cook them, at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins holds an edible "pheasant back", or "dryad's saddle" mushroom. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible "pheasant back", or "dryad's saddle" mushroom. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible "pheasant back", or "dryad's saddle" mushroom. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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The entrance to the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and now outdoor inn with an agritourism focus. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The entrance to the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and now outdoor inn with an agritourism focus. REUTERS/Mike Segar

The entrance to the Gatherwild Ranch, a former apple farm and now outdoor inn with an agritourism focus. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gathers wild plants as she walks in the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins smells a bunch of wild ground ivy as he leads a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins smells a bunch of wild ground ivy as he leads a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins smells a bunch of wild ground ivy as he leads a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins poses with wild plants before preparing a meal. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins poses with wild plants before preparing a meal. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins poses with wild plants before preparing a meal. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman holds a homemade pizza topped with wild plants gathered from the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman holds a homemade pizza topped with wild plants gathered from the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman holds a homemade pizza topped with wild plants gathered from the woods at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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A woman gathers wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gathers wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar

A woman gathers wild plants at the Gatherwild Ranch. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins gathers wild garlic mustard plants. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins gathers wild garlic mustard plants. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins gathers wild garlic mustard plants. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins holds an edible dandelion plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible dandelion plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds an edible dandelion plant. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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Hayden Stebbins holds wild plants before preparing a meal during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds wild plants before preparing a meal during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar

Hayden Stebbins holds wild plants before preparing a meal during a "Forage and Feast" walk. REUTERS/Mike Segar
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