My walk explores wild edibles and why they are worth remembering. In a time where we can get all our food in boxes and bags, its worth taking time to remember where our food comes from (the dirt!) and get to know a few foods we can eat right out of the ground. While getting to know some wild edibles myself, I questioned why, as a culture, we have lost this knowledge and why it might be important to get it back.
Watch and listen to the walk
Where will you go?
The walk takes you around Virginia Tech’s campus. It covers roughly a mile and will take you between 30 and 45 minutes.
Curiosity is the first step. Go outside, open up your eyes and see what you find!
My favorite quote: "The land ethic simply enlarges the boundaries of the community to include soils, waters, plants, and animals, or collectively: the land… In short, a land ethic changes the role of Homo sapiens from conqueror of the land-community to plain member and citizen of it. It implies respect for his fellow-members, and also respect for the community as such.” Aldo Leopold
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