There are over twenty thousand known edible plants on this luscious garden floating through the universe.
There are over seven thousand edible plants that were commonly eaten before corporate farming promised to feed us all abundantly and without backbreaking labor on our part, and about 20 species resemble cardboard closely enough for shipping long distances.
Most localities have a couple hundred edible plant species living along the roads and in empty fields and lots. I walked Margy’s conventionally-landscaped backyard and identified at least eight edible species.
Are there poisonous plants also? Sure. The easiest is to learn all poisonous plants in your area and leave them alone. The list is short and available from your county extension agent.
Individuals can take back some of the “work” of knowing what can and cannot be eaten.
If you “work” at knowing thirty wild edibles in your neighborhood, and encourage your favorites to live in your yard, you will improve your well-being. Toss in a few tomato and chili pepper plants if you will. Make your natives stand attention in rows if you must.
I choose to eat what this luscious garden floating in the universe provides for me. I choose a food forest.