ROBIN MOORE and Cebastien Rose share some of their Dryland Wilds harvesting guidelines.
Know the plants! Be 100 percent sure of what you are harvesting before you eat it.
Do a plant sensitivity test before you go harvesting to test for allergies.
Look where you harvest. Avoid harvesting near asphalt and areas that are sprayed with pesticides, such as parks, under power lines, and roadsides. Check the rules for harvesting various plants on public land and especially in national and state parks.
Be grateful for the harvest and give back! Share what you know, learn more about your local eco-communities, and help them flourish. Support local Indigenous activism, economies, and land stewardship.
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