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John Kallas: Edible Wild Plants - Abundant, Holistic, SustainableJohn Kallas

Edible Wild Plants
Abundant, Holistic, Sustainable

Slide presentation: An introduction to the idea that edible wild plants are normal, abundant, easily available, sustainable, local, and can be part of an overall holistic approach to feeding and supporting oneself, the household, society, and food producers. 

Primarily due to ignorance, edible wild plants are passed by, ignored, or classified as weeds and destroyed (at great effort and expense). The alternative is to understand their potential roles in feeding individuals and the society, as well as helping to support food producers. This presentation is all about revealing the opportunities.

John Kallas has researched edible wild plants since 1970 and taught in colleges, universities, and to the general public since 1978. A trained botanist, nature photographer, writer, researcher, and teacher, John has a doctorate in Nutrition, a Masters in Education, and majors in Biology and Natural Science. He founded Wild Food Adventures in 1993 and later the Institute for the Study of Edible Wild Plants & Other Foragables. It is his full time job, and has been for 18 years, to research and teach about edible wild plants and other foragables. He was the primary writer and editor of the Wild Food Adventurer newsletter from 1996 to 2006. Over the years John has written articles for magazines ranging from Fine Cooking to Primitive Technology. He published volume 1 of the Wild Food Adventure book series; Edible Wild Plants – Wild Foods From Dirt to Plate, in 2010.

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