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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.

Stinging Nettle - Urticadioica
  • Habitat: disturbed soil, moist woodlands, thickets, along rivers or on partially shaded trails

  • Height: 2 to 4 Feet tall

  • Time(Season): Spring through Fall

  • Use: As a soup or greens.

  • Nutritional Value: contains lots of proteins, large amounts of chlorophyll, vitamin A, several Bís, C, D and an abundance of minerals including calcium, iron, manganese, phosphorus, potassium, silicon and sulphur.

  • Leaves: leaves are opposite each other, pointed, dark green, about 2 inches long with a heart-shaped base

  • Cooking Time: Cook for 30 minutes

  • Cautions/Warnings: Do not handle with bare hands as they have invisible stinging hairs


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