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.
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.More info about the tours
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
Discover how to find and prepare more than five hundred different plants for nutrition and better health
From beach peas to serviceberries, hen of the woods to Indian cucumber, ostrich ferns to sea rocket, this guide uncovers the edible wild foods and healthful herbs of New York
A guide to wild edible plants for parents, grandparents, and teachers, to use with children
Environmental expert and foraging specialist “Wildman” Steve Brill hosted a tour of Marine Park on Saturday to search for the elusive wild carrot.
On a hazy day in early September, we joined a small crew of about 30 locals at Sticks and Stones Farm in Newtown for a short foray into the woods to search for yellow wood sorrel, wild carrot, black trumpet mushrooms, poor man’s pepper, and more.
For more than 30 years, Brill has led expeditions through New York City parks in a campaign to improve people's eating habits and health.