How about shrubbery you can drink?
A follow-up to: What Plants are You Drinking?
There is treasure in the hills... and in urban forests, too, it turns out. We love these tales of appreciation of common space resources. So, inside the garden or outside the gate, the harvest is rich if you know what you're looking for!
From New York:
"Back in July, on a meditation weekend at the Omega Institute in Rhinebeck, N.Y., I spied flaming-red bunches of sumac fruit standing out from the branches of a tree like tiki torches." - Ava Chin talks about a wonderful harvest beverage: "Shrubbery You Can Drink!" in her bi-weekly column about wild edibles for the New York Times’ City Room. Ava is the Urban Forager.
Learn with Green Deane about the wild food sumac, a source of vitamin C and a cooling drink. Green Deane describes himself as a "forager from a family of foragers." He has planted over 12 dozen different kinds of edible plants — cultivated and wild — on his small suburban lot in Central Florida and maintains a year-round 20’ by 20’ garden.
Green Deane hosts the EatTheWeeds foraging channel on You Tube.
"EatTheWeeds: Episode 43: the Sumac" - Video by Green Deane
What do you find in your neck of the woods? Let us know, so we can take a big enough sack next time we go out on a hike!