Edible Spots and Pots
Host: Mike Podlesny “Mike The Gardener”
In this week’s episode, Mike talks small space gardening with Stacey Hirvela author of the book Edible Spots and Pots: Small-Space Gardens for Growing Vegetables and Herbs in Containers, Raised Beds, and More
It’s time for home gardeners to rethink the traditional garden and explore the wide variety of options for growing edibles in “anywhere” gardens—from decorative pots and raised beds to unusual growing bags, hanging pouches, and tomato rings. These contained gardens are more manageable than long rows or plots and require much less work—yet yield just as much bounty. Continue reading Edible Spots and Pots!→
This Friday evening on “Foraging For Life” we are going to go over some of the very tasty dishes you can make with your foraged edibles. I will go through what I did to process those items and then a step by step with recipes on different dishes you can make with them as well as how to turn them into seasonings. A few of the ingredients we’ll be using include venison, lobster mushrooms, huckleberries and morels. I’d love to hear from you as to what you; the listener, would like to have featured in future shows as well. I’m hoping to put some videos together for this, so cross your fingers and wish me luck.
This first airing of “Foraging for Life” will cover how to identify what region you live in and what types of foraging is available. Where to find identification materials that are suited to your lifestyle and why that is important. Learning the seasons of different edibles and looking for places to “treasure hunt” within your area. Being safe while gathering and foraging etiquette.
We hear it all around us, “Times are tough, prices are outrageous, everything is going up except my wages…” Would you like to learn how to gather food from the wild for free? Have you ever asked yourself, ” If I got lost in the deep woods without provisions, how would I survive?” The senses can be trained to pick up on things that most walk past. Foraging, gathering, gleaning; whatever you care to call it, can be a life saving skill. I sometimes refer to it as treasure hunting! I have at times set out to find a particular food, weather it be berries or fungi, and came home with wild medicinal herbs, pine pitch or cones. I’m amazed at the vast array and abundance that our planet provides for us naturally…we just have to learn to read her labels of identification. Wouldn’t you love to know how to preserve for later use that which you have just gleaned from nature? I have lots of wonderful tips and procedures, recipes and tricks of the trade to help you find a wealth of useful skills to keep your treasures stable for later use. I invite you to join me in Foraging For Life to discuss and share the skills and knowledge of gathering wild edibles. Not only will we expand our ability to identify and use that which nature supplies, but we will also strengthen our sense of self-reliance by shedding some light on the practice of foraging. I gladly welcome any of your experiences and knowledge, please feel free to come check out the show and share them with me. Hope to see you there!
Don’t miss this first airing of “Foraging For Life”. Listen to this show in player below!