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Five basic foraging rules:
  1. Never forage or eat anything you cannot positively identify as safe
  2. Never pick endangered plant species
  3. Always protect plants and nature
  4. Only pick as much as you need and never take all the plants where you forage
    (This will give them time to recover and multiply.
    By doing that, you will be able to return back and forage again next season)
  5. At all times be careful of poisonous plants, snakes and insects.
    (A helpful website is - http://www.wilderness-survival.net/snake/1/)
  6. Only forage in unrestricted areas or obtain permission from a landowner to forage.

Spice Bush - Lindera benzoin
  • Habitat: Damp shaded woods, low mountain slopes, thickets and streams

  • Height: Upto 20 feet tall

  • Time(Season): Spring to Fall

  • Use: berries sliced with apples, walnuts, orange rind, simmered for 15 minutes andused in pies. Leaves or twigs used to make a tea

  • Nutritional Value: Young branches may be steeped to make a tonic.

  • Leaves: bright green, alternate, toothless, elliptical leaves 2 to 6 inches long

  • Fruit: ripe berries, finely chopped, are used as a seasoning that tastes like allspice


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