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Hey there foragers! Welcome to Fast Forage: an edible plant and foraging blog.
My name is Corinne, and I’ve recently become incredibly interested in finding my own food in urban and rural settings. I guess my obsession with gathering started back in December. I was traveling alone in Panama when I decided that I just couldn’t miss this full moon festival that was happening on some island in the Carribean. I called a number on a flyer and promised the guy who answered that I could fit into small spaces, and if they had a tiny bit of room, I could squeeze in. That’s how I ended up in an old beat up SUV, with a bunch of strangers, on a journey across the small country. On the first day of the festival, I met a German shaman and his beautiful yogi wife. The next day, I ran into them and they were carrying a huge basket of greens. When I asked him what they were, he told me that it was watercress and that they were going to make a big salad. I’m aware this is going to sound incredibly naive, but it was the first time I’d ever thought about the fact that there’s so much in nature that we can just pick and eat. It was a huge paradigm shift for me. I started looking at every plant I saw thinking, “I wonder if I can eat that… or that… or that…”
Fast forward to today. This is a day that will go down in foraging infamy. Today, I found a course online that will be starting in a couple of months where you wander around Denver, finding plants and make a meal of it. Today I’m launching this blog, and I found this AMAZING crowd-sourced map of fruit trees in Denver (where I’m staying at the moment). I want to learn as much as I can about edible plants that can be found in the woods, in between the cracks of the sidewalk, or on Google maps.
So stay tuned for some free foraging tips and information.
Does your city have a foraging map?