#WildFoodMap is Google mapping overlay facilitating community-driven wild food and medicine plant identification and social mapping services. We’ve set out to provide a platform to locate sources of free food and medicine plants (native or not) living in the landscape sharing locations and related knowledge through social media interaction.
Responding to ever-growing interest of the foodists, herbalists, survivalists, conservationists, new-age-ists, chefs, bartenders, caterers, farmers, gardeners, producers, schools, collectives, community groups, alternative medicine practitioners and sustainability advocates #WildFoodMap will provide an online resource where people can engage by positively identifying wild plant species, learn about the plants uses and locate safe and clean gathering locations.
Why? We all know wild fennel is delicious with fish, dandelions make the best coffee, nettle is a super food, mallow is a digestive and plantain is a bush band-aid; BUT do we know where to collect them from the wild? #wildfoodmap will enable the collection, identification and conversations on wild food and medicine. Fostering connection, knowledge and appreciation of the wild resources around us all, with a few good recipes in the mix.