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This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEA curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Getting samples that are clearly identifiable as the desired species is critical and is the hardest part of this BB.  PEA permits the purchase of the plant and focuses on preparing and eating it.



Minimum requirements:
  - Prepare 6 dishes from species that are commonly foraged (not something that is rarely foraged)
  - One cup minimum per dish of the species
  - There must be at least one sample of each species that is clearly identifiable
       - This could require more than one purchase/acquisition
  - Can be a twofer with PEP foraging BBs
  - Each dish is made from a different category:
  - Categories:
       - Mushrooms
            - Chantrels
            - Puffballs
            - Oyster
            - Hen of the Woods
            - Chicken of the Woods
            - Morels
            - Bouletes
       - Wildflowers
            - Violet
            - Rose
            - Chickory
            - Dandelion
            - Redbud
            - Clover
            - Day lily
       - Leafy greens/moss
            - Reindeer Moss
            - Dandelion
            - Plantain
            - Miner’s Lettuce
            - Purslane
            - Clover
            - Curly Dock
            - Pigweed
       - Plant stems/shoots
            - Purslane
            - Cattail
            - Asparagus (must be foraged)
       - Starchy roots/tubers
            - Dandelion
            - Burdock
            - Chickory Root
            - Wild Potato (must be foraged)
            - Ground Nut
            - Cattail
            - Daylily
       - Fruits/berries
            - Bramble Berries (raspberry, blackberry, etc) (must be foraged)
            - Wild Plum (must be foraged)
            - Wild Persimmon
            - Wild Cherry (must be foraged)
            - Wild Strawberry (must be foraged)
            - Lowbush Blueberry (must be foraged)
            - Wild Cranberry (must be foraged)
            - Serviceberry
            - Huckleberry
            - Banana (must be foraged)
       - Grains/nuts
            - Pigweed
            - Black walnut
            - Acorns
            - Hazelnuts (must be foraged)
            - Hickory
            - Chestnuts
            - Pecans (must be foraged)
            - Brazil nuts (must be foraged)
            - Macadamia (must be foraged)
            - Wild Rice (must be foraged)
       - Bulbs
            - Wild Onion (must be foraged)
            - Wild Garlic (must be foraged)
            - Camas

Provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
  - Clearly identifiable sample of each of the 6 species
  - Show proof that they were foraged (by you or the supplier)
  - A measuring cup filled/overflowing with each species
  - Your 6 dishes
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Mike Haasl wrote:This is a badge bit (BB) that is part of the PEA curriculum. Completing this BB is part of getting the sand badge in Foraging.

Getting samples that are clearly identifiable as the desired species is critical and is the hardest part of this BB.  PEA permits the purchase of the plant and focuses on preparing and eating it.



Minimum requirements:
  - Prepare 6 dishes from species that are commonly foraged (not something that is rarely foraged)
  - One cup minimum per dish of the species
  - There must be at least one sample of each species that is clearly identifiable
       - This could require more than one purchase/acquisition
  - Can be a twofer with PEP foraging BBs
  - Each dish is made from a different category:
  - Categories:
       - Mushrooms
            - Chantrels
            - Puffballs
            - Oyster
            - Hen of the Woods
            - Chicken of the Woods
            - Morels
            - Bouletes
Provide proof of the following as pictures or video (<2 mins):
  - Clearly identifiable sample of each of the 6 species
  - Show proof that they were foraged (by you or the supplier)
  - A measuring cup filled/overflowing with each species
  - Your 6 dishes

is this show proof of foraging for the ones with (must be foraged) or for all "plants" on the list. Ie I bought blue oyster mushroom spawn from my local mycological society and am growing my own mushrooms. While mushrooms are often foraged the chance of messing up catastrophicly is high so for peace of mind I want a known colony. Is this pea ok?
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Fresh cup+ of shrooms
Fresh cup+ of shrooms
 
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Yes, that's fine for oyster mushrooms.  If an item says (must be foraged) that means you have to go forage for it in the wild.  The items that mandate foraging tend to have cultivated cousins that we don't want in this Foraging badge...
 
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Mushroom dish
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Recipe
Recipe
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Prep
Prep
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Finished mushrooms
Finished mushrooms
Staff note (Mike Haasl) :

Please just make one submission when you have the whole BB complete.  Thanks!

 
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