Since 2000, when he won the Hazel Wood National Wild Foods Cooking Contest, Sam has been teaching regularly on edible wild plants, giving workshops across the United States. In 2002 he was inducted into the National Wild Foods Hall of Fame at North Bend State Park in West Virginia. Along with speaking and writing, he is also a maple syrup producer, wild rice harvester, and owns a small organic orchard.
Besides wild food foraging, Sam is an all-around naturalist with particular interest in reptiles, amphibians, bird watching, botany, and mammals. His passion for wild food extends to studying the origin of cultivated plants and the socio-economic history of the human diet.
Nice color pictures, great descriptions & how to. If you have a plant you are trying to identify, it would be helpful to havr another section, perhaps color coded, to help ID it. Read morePublished 12 days ago by Susan Jackson
As an avid hiker and backpacker, as well as a retired chef who reaches culinary skills to high school students, I've always been a proponent of "free food". Read morePublished 25 days ago by By CJs Pirate