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Updated: Nov 25, 2020

"Foraging, Firebuilding & Feasting" : 102 Films on Wild, Organic & Free Food - is complete! This free public service project commenced the first full business day (March 23, 2020) that the NY State Governor ordered NY State to "shut down" due to the circumstances, and ran for 34 weeks straight - the entire growing season of 2020.

The mission of this free digital film series is to educate the public on the bounty of wild, organic and free edibles surrounding us in our yards and everywhere we look.

Publishing a micro episode (average 45 seconds) every Monday, Wednesday and Friday, Foraging, Firebuilding & Feasting saw 99 episodes shot on the Sweetman Farm of Warwick, NY, USA and 3 episodes shot in NY State's Adirondack Park - highlighting 99 plants total.

Thank you to the many knowledgeable authors of books who contributed to my understanding of the natural world. Your work is so appreciated and shared here:


Apelian, Nicole, and Claude Davis. The Lost Book of Herbal Remedies: the Healing Power of Plant Medicine. Claude Davis, 2020.

Canterbury, Dave. The Bushcraft Field Guide to Trapping, Gathering & Cooking in the Wild. Adams Media, 2016.

Elias, Thomas S., and Peter A. Dykeman. Edible Wild Plants: a North American Field Guide to over 200 Natural Foods. Sterling, 2009.

Falconi, Dina, and Wendy Hollender. Foraging & Feasting: a Field Guide and Wild Food Cookbook. Botanical Arts Press, LLC, 2013.

Fischer, David W., and Alan Bessette. Edible Wild Mushrooms of North America: a Field-to-Kitchen Guide. University of Texas Press, 2000.

George, Jean Craighead, and Paul Mirocha. Acorn Pancakes, Dandelion Salad and 38 Other Wild Recipes. HarperCollins, 1995.

Kavasch, E. Barrie. Native Harvests: American Indian Wild Foods and Recipes. Dover Publications, 2005.

Lincoff, Gary. National Audubon Society Field Guide to North American Mushrooms. Knopf, 1981.

Marrone, Teresa, and Walt Sturgeon. Mushrooms of the Northeast: a Simple Guide to Common Mushrooms. Adventure Publications, 2016.

Moerman, Daniel E. Native American Ethnobotany. Timber Press, 2016.

Mullins, G. W. The Native American Cookbook: Recipes from Native American Tribes. Light of the Moon Publishing, 2017.

Murphy, Tim. First Nations and Native American Cookbook: Food from North American Tribes. Shamrock Arrow Media, 2016.

Peterson, Lee Allen. A Field Guide to Edible Wild Plants. Houghton Mifflin Company, 1977.

Stamets, Paul. Mycelium Running: How Mushrooms Can Help Save the World. Ten Speed Press, 2005.

Weiner, Michael A. Herbs That Heal Rx: Prescription for Herbal Healing. Quantum Books, 1994.

Be well my Friends!

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