10 Things to Know About Hunt & Gather

If you want to go try your hand at foraging, Graham has a few pieces of advice:

  1. Determine whether it’s legal to forage in the area you have in mind. Removing anything–rocks, plants, etc.–from state parks is illegal in Colorado. In national forests, you usually need a permit, which you can acquire at a ranger’s station. Always know before you go.
  2. Triple check your plant or fungus identification. Otherwise, you might eat the wrong thing and poison yourself.
  3. Do your research. Learn more about foraging safely and sustainably. Check out the Telluride Mushroom Fest in August or the first annual Eagle Mushroom Fest–H&G will be at both! Or, reach out to the CO Mycological Society or Western Slope Fungophiles.

 

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