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  • WildBotanicals AreFree

    Familiarize yourself with edible wild plants before you get into a survival situation, in which case you’ll have a good idea of which wild plants you can eat if necessary. In addition, once you learn to identify some of these common edible wild plants, you might be able to add them to your diet while you’re still in the city.

  • Valerie Ohle

    Lamb's Quarters - Edible weed. from spiritdogfarm: we DO eat lamb's quarter and, in fact, cultivate it when we find it growing in an area where it could come to harm. I keep some going in my garden and regularly move volunteers I find to safer places. We throw it in like chard and eat it as wilted greens.

  • Yvonne Dunphe

    Learn to forage those wild edibles. Think outside the box.

  • Kelsey Black

    Lamb's quarters is a weed commonly referred to as "wild spinach" that appears in early summer, thankfully just after farmer's sell the last of their spring spinach. It's loaded with calcium and protein and more vitamins A, C and K than regular spinach. The best way to eat the leaves, or any green weed, is to sauté them in olive oil while they're still wet from washing (the steam helps them wilt), then add a dash of salt, garlic, pepper and a squeeze of lemon or lime, says Hank Shaw, forager and

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