Friday, May 24, 2013

Foraging: Riversides

Tamar River
A misplaced belief that "the waters shall take it away" is a common problem along the Tamar River (as well as elsewhere !)

Garden waste shoved into culverts and creeks instead of at the tip and green waste recycling venues (if only they were free and not deterring in the fees !)

Damage to native vegetation communities, contamination, fauna hazards and weed spread is common along the Tamar River because of this lazy thoughtlessness

Sometimes it does yield useful finds though in the form of 
edible and useful "weed" species

Asparagus (and blackberries) by a creek to the river
 This week we found a nice batch of asparagus 
and some Wormwood (Artemisia) ready to pick and add to moth repellent sachets.

Wormwood (and an apple tree)

WARNING: always botanically know your wild plants before consuming,
I am a qualified horticulturist with over 30 years of wild harvest experience and able
to identify plant species.

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