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  1. Kierin Bell says

    I agree with Pat Banker that “foraging” is a problematic term. Originally (in Old French and Middle English), a “forager” was a raider or a plunderer. As far as I can tell, the word only came into widespread use again during the past couple of decades, starting with the “foraging” movement in the United Kingdom — where, due to relatively strict laws about harvesting plants, foragers do tend to have a rebellious streak. In the human-modified landscapes of Europe, where wild vegetables often grow in greater abundance than anywhere in North America, why not? We import that mindset wholesale at our own peril here, though.

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