I thought you all might enjoy this. Last April I presented a TED Talk about foraging for mushrooms, and how I believe the act of foraging can help foster a healthier relationship with both our food and the wilderness. Here's the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IFyilPoY3y0
I'm currently trying to make a living by sustainably harvesting in the Adirondacks. I'm also leading wild edible walks and mushroom forays for the local community. My mission is to educate people about wild foods so that they can tap into many of the overlooked resources nature provides. I believe that by adding edible-value to our forest ecosystems we can help to combat deforestation by providing an alternative income option other than logging. I thought this would be a pretty good place to connect with some like-minded people. I've got all sorts of stuff on my website (walkersgoodsfromthewoods.com), and feel free to shoot me a message or email to talk anything mushrooms, foraging, or food.
"When the time comes for a man to look his maker in the eye, where better could the meeting be held than in the wilderness?"--Richard Proenneke
Nice talk. I like how you connected your family and a shared experience with that particular place. I do agree that connection to the wild is especially needed among the young. When I go hang gliding, white water kayak, hike, go sailing, canoe, etc. I'm often the youngest person there. And I'm 51.