Getting closer to nature, one bite at a time

The best foraging tours in the NY Tri-state region and beyond

Preserve, Respect, Nourish

I teach adults and kids about the many common, overlooked, renewable wild edible and medicinal plants and mushrooms that people often destroy as “weeds.” By studying foraging and participating in nature in this non-destructive manner, we can increase our enjoyment of nature, grow healthier, and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches. It’s especially important for kids to have such experiences, and my 14-year old foraging expert daughter, Violet Brill, often co-leads my tours.

Mission

Our Tours

The purpose of this hands-on program is to learn about the environment and get back in touch with nature. By studying foraging and nature, we enjoy our renewable resources and reaffirm our commitment to preserving and rebuilding our ecological riches.

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I have been going to "Wildman" Steve Brill's forages since the 1980's and have found them to be very informative and fun. His insights to the history of wild food and its practical medical and recipe applications have inspired me and my students to live a healthier lifestyle.

Nicholas Malkentzos, Teacher
The Wild Edibles Forage App

The Wild Edibles Forage App

Explore free edible plants in your backyard and beyond. This is the ultimate foraging guide. Identify, cultivate, and prepare over 250 plants! Created in collaboration between "Wildman" Steve Brill, Becky Lerner and Christopher Nyerges.