Roots of the Moon

a blog by Angie Barger

Wild Leeks

My Great Aunt Macie, a native West Virginian, and I excitedly discovered a few years ago that we both enjoy harvesting ramps (wild leeks). In her strong southern drawl, she shared a story in which she arose before dawn to walk the Appalachian hills with her mama to harvest ramps before the heat of the day set in over the leafless deciduous forest. In springtime, they lived off of foraged wilds and in the fall, apple pie. The twinkle in her eye expressed her joy, and her description clarified that her family respected the land and foraged in a way which considered future generations of subsistence foragers. I believe it's still incredibly important to harvest the wild plants we choose to harv


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