As a project for the web magazine Culture Change, I signed up to eat an entirely wild diet as I forage from sidewalks, parks, wilderness areas and yards in Portland from May 24 through May 30. There was no dumpster diving or mooching off gardens — I survived on wild edibles only.
I’m interested in foraging as a way to connect with the land and explore a fundamental aspect of what it means to be human. It’s also a valuable survival skill.
You can see my daily record of the adventure and what it taught me about sustainability and survival here:
Day One – Oh Pizza, You Temptress!
Day Two – Pineapple weed tea
Day Three – Seasons: Why nature is not like the grocery store
Day Four – Becky eats ant eggs, gets bummed
Day Five – Stopping early: Some reflections
Day Six – Sustainability by the numbers
Day Seven – Shifting patterns