Inspiration

So good in life to acknowledge where we get our inspirations. Herbalist Rebecca Altman has inspired me with her fabulous talent for taking all of the mind-boggling amount of information we now have access to on plants, and digesting it a bit into fun and usable concepts. It was through her that I first heard …

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Savage Kitchen App Press Kit

Press Release MAUI FORAGER SUNNY SAVAGE LAUNCHES SMARTPHONE APP THAT EMPOWERS COMMUNITIES TO IDENTIFY, HARVEST, AND PREPARE WILD FOOD PLANTS The Savage Kitchen app uses GPS and crowd-sourced citizen science to link people worldwide with the edible wild foods available in their own backyards. Wailuku, HI, March 26–Internationally recognized wild food forager and author Sunny …

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Made For This

So PSA, you are all foragers. I mean seriously, if you’ve signed up for my newsletter that means you already have the “simple” awareness that there are wild foods all around us and that’s HUGE and is a gift to share with others. We are in, well, what do you call this really? I mean, …

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Mention in The Economist

Thanks to Tasha Goldberg for writing about the Savage Kitchen App in a recent article for The Economist! A dream to be featured alongside others highlighted for their work during what the United Nations has dubbed the “International Year of Plant Health”. Tasha is a phenomenal human who travels the globe reporting on High Level …

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FLUX video spotlight

Last year Michelle Mishina reached out about doing a piece on foraging for FLUX Magazine. I absolutely love this gorgeous publication, which is a “lifestyle magazine for the socially conscious, forward-thinking demographic that features the latest in local arts and culture, as well as the social issues that establish and perpetuate our islands’ sense of …

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Yoga Unplugged Podcast

What We Can Accomplish By Connecting To The Environment Through Wild Foods – the title to a recent podcast episode where I was interviewed by Sarah Burchard for Yoga Unplugged. Learn juicy details about wild invasive plants that are edible and all kinds of info on herbal medicine and how cultures around the globe have …

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ʻĀina Fest

Pinch me! I’m heading to Hawai’i Island for a festival I’ve wanted to attend for the past 9 years. And, I get to teach an educational workshop on wild foods while there. There are still tickets left, so whether you’re on the Big Island or traveling from somewhere else, you can check out all the …

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Is Kahili Ginger Edible?

Dehydrated kāhili ginger flowers. Although the Ginger (Zingiberaceae) Family is generally safe, info is sparse on kāhili  (Hedychium gardnerianum) as an edible. Although not expressed directly in any literature, I determined through inference and experimental practice, that yes kāhili ginger flowers, flower buds, rhizomes, and new shoots are edible in small amounts.  We know that H. gardnerianum is considered to …

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