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- July 7, 2020 at 11:59 am in reply to: Foraging 3: Lamiaceae plants #7408
For the Lamiaceae family module we should upload some pictures, but I’m not sure how to do that. Does anybody know how to attach pictures to a post here? xxMay 30, 2020 at 10:57 am in reply to: Foraging 2: Testing plants #7323
For the Testing plants unit I looked up the contact details of where you can get information about poisonous plants in your country. I did not find an organisation that specialises in poisonous plants only, but I did bump into the website of the Nationaal Vergiftigingen Informatie Centrum (NVIC) (https://www.umcutrecht.nl/subsites/nationaal-vergiftigingen-informatie-centrum-nvic/contact).
There is a telephone number that health care professionals can dial in case of acute poisoning, but there is also a number and e-mail address for ‘overige vragen’ (other questions). So I guess that would be the way to go.May 27, 2020 at 12:59 pm in reply to: Foraging 1: Where is everybody living? What is your foraging situation? #7240
I’m Martine and I just started this course, and the ethical foraging rules. I live in Amsterdam Oost, Czaar Peterbuurt. I never foraged in the city actually (before coming to Frankendael), mainly because I simply supposed it wouldn’t be clean enough (too polluted). I grew up in Drenthe and have plucked something here and there, and I remember plucking hazelnuts with my grandparents near Den Haag, but this is al a pretty long time ago. A couple of weeks ago, I realized I’m actually feeling pretty cut off from nature (whilst being part of it, how bizarre), and through taking part in this course I would like to connect again.
I admit that I didn’t know foraging was actually illegal, now I know 🙂 I read an article about the why behind that and was like ‘wow, why didn’t I know this?”. But bringing some awareness to it feels great.
In the same article (https://www.dvhn.nl/groningen/Wild-plukken-Wat-wel-en-niet-mag-22388392.html?harvest_referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com%2F) they refer to this website called http://wildplukwijzer.nl/
But I’m wondering if that’s even responsible. They’ve put a little disclaimer (spelregels) but still..
Do you know anything about this website/organisation and their way of working Lynn?
Looking forward to diving deeper. See you on Friday!