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Welcome Sergei Boutenko author of Wild Edibles  RSS feed

 
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Photo Source: sergeiboutenko.com

This week Sergei Boutenko will be joining us to talk about all sorts of different kinds of topics regarding wild harvesting.

There are four copies of his book, Wild Edible up for grabs.

Sergei will be stopping by on the forum over the next few days answering questions and joining in discussions.

From now through this Friday, any posts in this forum, ie the wild harvesting forum, could be selected to win.

To win, you must use a name that follows our naming policy and you must have your email set up in Paul's Daily-ish email.

The winner will be notified by email and must respond within 24 hours.

Posts in this thread won't count, but please feel free to say hi to Sergei and make him feel welcome!
 
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Welcome, Sergei! I'm an enthusiastic forager and will look forward to your input.
 
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Hi Sergei! I'm new to foraging except that I spent many years as an amateur wild blueberry picker in Maine, as a kid. I look forward to learning from you!
 
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Hi Sergei, so happy to see you getting the word out. We met you and your awesome sister in Prince George, BC a few years ago, love the story about how your family got started using raw foods and what an impact it had on everyones health!! You ROCK!!
 
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Hi, We're at 8000' in the southern CO Rockies, what is there in my area that can be foraged? We are off-grid and are looking forward to enjoying all of the aspects of this wonderful area, thanks.
 
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So happy to have you on our forum! Now, on to pick your brain!
 
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Welcome Sergei! I loved your 4 part videos on wild edibles that was up here last time, and someday hope to be able to buy your wild edibles package and book and playing cards! The videos were great! Thank you for those.
 
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Hi Sergei, really happy to have you here on permies, very interesting work you're doing, hope you have a nice week here.
 
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Hello Sergei

I've watched your video that was included in Paul's kickstarter. Great. Started feeding my family weeds from my lawn. Wife a bite sceptic but my son loves it.

If in worst case scenario I win your book what are the chances of it being shipped to the UK?

 
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Lukasz Lakomy wrote:
If in worst case scenario I win your book what are the chances of it being shipped to the UK?


Authors have the option of providing an e-book, usually a kindle e-book, if they don't want to ship a physical book all over the world. It's their choice though - many will send a real, live hard-copy.

Don't forget, the more posts you make and the better their quality, the greater the chance of winning!
 
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Tony Scheck wrote:Hi, We're at 8000' in the southern CO Rockies, what is there in my area that can be foraged? We are off-grid and are looking forward to enjoying all of the aspects of this wonderful area, thanks.
Tony, I cannot say exactly what's in your area (as I am not there) but I am certain there are things to eat up there. If I were to make a guess, I would say that you can find plants such as plantain, dandelion, purslane, dock, lambs quarters, thistles, and wild grasses at your altitude. Generally speaking, wild plants are like garden plants... They like moderate temperatures, sunshine, and water. Being at 8,000' you are probably not going to see the abundance in edibles that someone at 4,000' might see, but then again, you might. Last summer I took a trip to the Alps and found all sorts of goodies at 12,000'.
 
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Hello lovely people. I'm excited to be sharing words with all of you over the next few days on a Permies forum! I'm going to do my best to reply to as many questions as possible. To everyone that said: "Hello" I say: "Hi and thanks for being here."
 
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Lukasz Lakomy wrote:Hello Sergei

I've watched your video that was included in Paul's kickstarter. Great. Started feeding my family weeds from my lawn. Wife a bite sceptic but my son loves it.

If in worst case scenario I win your book what are the chances of it being shipped to the UK?

Lukasz, I'll make you a deal, if you win my book, I'll be happy to ship it to the UK.
 
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Since, we're going to be talking about edible plants for a few days in here, perhaps it's wise to lay down some basic ground rules. Here are a few of my rules:
 
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new to the forums and needed to start some where why not here!!!thanks for taking the time to share a life's work with others that don't have the time to learn such a needed skill.Ive enjoyed and learned from the videos you've shared. thanks
 
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mongo silverwolf wrote:new to the forums and needed to start some where why not here!!!thanks for taking the time to share a life's work with others that don't have the time to learn such a needed skill.Ive enjoyed and learned from the videos you've shared. thanks
Mongo, You're so welcome! Learning new things can be daunting... Especially if you try to become an expert really fast.
I like to tell people that come to my class that if they simply learn one plant per week, in one year's time,
they will know 52 new plants! Even if you only make it a few weeks (only learn 3-8 plants),
you'll still know enough to make yourself a delightful salad! Speaking of salads:
 
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Wow! Congratulations to Sergei Boutenko and to the moderators for a topic of discussion that is way popular on the forum!!!
 
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Sergei Boutenko wrote:Since, we're going to be talking about edible plants for a few days in here, perhaps it's wise to lay down some basic ground rules. Here are a few of my rules:


Here is the link non-embedded: Basic Rules For Foraging
 
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New day, new video:


Or follow this link:webpage
 
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Hi Sergei, thanks for the Dandelion info. More grist for the mill is greatly appreciated.
 
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Since there don't seem to be too many new questions in the forum, I'm going to keep sharing videos.
Here is the single most important rule of foraging. Save it in your memory and tell your friends to do the same!


Or click the link:Video
 
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ZOMG your last video was awesome... (the August 13 post...) Thank you for sharing some more of your talents with us!
 
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Sergei Boutenko wrote:Since there don't seem to be too many new questions in the forum, I'm going to keep sharing videos.


There's still a few questions in the wild-harvesting forum that would welcome your input, Sergio. Here's the link - http://www.permies.com/forums/f-8/wild-harvesting
 
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Hi guys! I've done MAJOR slacking on this one, I am super sorry. But here are the winners.

Tony Scheck
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meganjoy ostermann

Congratulations Tony and Meganjoy!

I sent you an email to ask for the email address of the person that first referred you to Permies.com. That person (if qualified) will also get a copy of the book and a permies care package.
 
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