Coastal Foraging — Video Tutorial


“Foraging allows us to become more familiar with and invested in our natural surroundings, and ultimately, to become better stewards of the land.”

—Lorelle Sherman, Forest Ecologist and Educator 

From Sea Plantain to Pickleweed, Salal Berry to Wild Mustard, the complex ecosystems of the intertidal zone and coastal forest offer the curious forager more than just a few new flavors! In this video, Forest Ecologist Lorelle Sherman takes us on a tour of these diverse ecosystems focusing on how to prepare for an intertidal excursion, the identification of edible plants, safe, sustainable harvest methods and tips on cooking, preserving and enjoying a wild harvest! Viewers will take away information on key edible plants and berries and a greater sense of how the intertidal zone and the coastal forest are intrinsically connected environments.

This video comes with a downloadable PDF NatureBook written in collaboration with Lorelle Sherman. Designed to support the video content, this NatureBook contains a complete packing list, notes on safety considerations, both common and latin names of featured plants, alongside detailed illustrations, descriptions, recipes and resources.  

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